The people of Babel were walking again in the footsteps of Adam and Eve – trying to be like God in the prideful way of Lucifer – dependent on themselves, believing they could do it without Him. It is interesting to notice that though in previous cases when He acts as judge over the earth He is called Elohim (God), in this case He is called Jehovah (Lord). He understands that this is the worst thing for them and they will only bring harm to themselves. So in His mercy – the mercy of a merciful Jehovah – He saves them from themselves. And in such a beautiful and creative way. Who else but a creative God would have used language? Looking in to various languages of the world, I am constantly amazed at the variation of expression – the alphabets, the word arrangements, the differences in meanings, the sounds, and ways words relate to each other. Only such a creative God would come up with something that ingenious, beautiful, and varied. Only the Lord our God would so merciful with such brilliant creativity.