- Created: 15 May 2016 15 May 2016
Following the flood, Noah’s descendants settled on a plain and decided to exalt themselves by building a tower. As “one people speaking the same language” they spoke proudly and arrogantly. The Lord humbled them by confusing their languages, thereby dividing and dispersing them.
That dispersal was finally reversed on Pentecost Day, the fiftieth day of Easter, when the Holy Spirit filled the disciples. God caused the one Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ to be preached to all people in a multitude of languages. Not surprisingly, “at this sound the multitude came together.”
The preaching of Christ is the primary work of the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit reminds us of Jesus’ words, the words of the Father who sent Him. Indeed, Christ is the Word who bestows forgiveness and peace to those who keep and hold on to Him: “Peace I leave with you; My peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid.”
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