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The first time that the word language shows up in Scripture is Genesis 10, where we are told that the sons and grandsons of Noah “were separated into their lands, every one according to his language, according to their families, into their nations” (v. 5). Then in Genesis 11 we encounter this verse, “Now the whole earth used the same language and the same words” (v. 1). This is a striking statement, as it seems that we were just told a few verses earlier that the descendants of Noah were divided up according to their different languages. How can it be that now everyone speaks the same language?

In Hebrew there are two words for language. One word is lashon, which literally means ‘tongue.’ The other word is saphah, which literally means ‘lip.’ If you think about these two parts of the body and their respective roles in…

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  1. Caddo Veil says:

    Thanks, Martha–excellent word! Have much-blessed day, love Caddy~~


  2. Oh, you are most welcome. I think we sometimes make God smaller than He is. I believe as well that He has far more gifts to give us than we are aware of and sometimes through our human understanding or lack of it, we are in essence saying “no” to what He holds out to us.


    • Caddo Veil says:

      I have to agree with that, Martha–I’m certain that, in my ignorance, I’ve declined plenty. But it’s okay–as we get “smarter” and more open to Him, He just fills us up with what we need!


      • Yes, so true. I can also think of times He said no and i was so sad, but when I reveived what HE wanted me to have, it was so much more than what I was settling for. His idea of our needs is not just “make do with less” but actually GREAT ABUNDANCE. Wow, I can’t believe I’m still up. 2am. Geez.


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