Genesis 11:7-8 – And the LORD said, “Come, let us go down, and confuse their language there, so that they will not understand one another’s speech.” So the LORD scattered them abroad from there over the face of all the earth, and they left off building the city.
In the Bible, this story comes after the flood so these are all Noah’s descendants. They were comfortable remaining together so God had to give them a push to resettle the post-flood world. That push was confusing their language.
Almighty God, give us the courage to challenge the boundaries of our comfort zones as we seek to do your will. Amen.