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Deeper Life Higher Everyday Daily Devotional Guide

HIGHER EVERYDAY

MONDAY JANUARY 31, 2022

LEARN YOUR LANGUAGE

TEXT: GENESIS 11:1-9

MEMORY VERSE: “And their children spake half in the speech of Ashdod, and could not speak in the Jews’ language, but according to the language of each people” (NEHEMIAH 13:24).

Oliver Wendell Holmes opines that, “Language is the blood of the soul into which thoughts run and out of which they grow.” The premium placed on language underscores its usefulness for the enhancement of communication for many generations.

Languages put our words in focus, give structure to our thoughts and help us to communicate with the people around us. They are fluid concepts, built from our heritage for a better reconstruction of our past and re-engineering of our future.

Speaking your language breeds motivation, unity and a sense of belonging. This was evident in our text as the people were determined to finish the construction of the tower. “And the LORD said, Behold, the people is one, and they have all one language…” (Genesis 11:6).

It is therefore imperative on the young ones to learn the language of their parents and be attentive to the commandment of God. You must be careful not to use the power of language to fight against God’s will as seen in our text, but skillfully use it to propagate the gospel of Jesus Christ, our Lord.

QUOTE: Skillfully use it to propagate the gospel.

CHALLENGE: Language is power.

PRAYER: Oh Lord, help me to understand the language of my nativity.

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