Knowing their thoughts, he said to them, “Every kingdom divided against itself is laid waste, and no city or house divided against itself will stand.” (Mathew 12.25).
he has scattered the proud in the thoughts of their hearts; (Luke 1.51b).
For which of you, desiring to build a tower, does not first sit down and count the cost, whether he has enough to complete it? Otherwise, when he has laid a foundation and is not able to finish, all who see it begin to mock him, saying, “This man began to build and was not able to finish” (Luke 14.28-30).
Worth thinking about, though I’m not ready to commit to anything yet.
In Jerusalem in Acts 2 it is quite obviously the natives of Judea who do not hear anything in their own language and thus think they are hearing drunken speech. In a sense then, the gift of glossalalia fits in with the curse that causes the eventual ruin of the tower that reaches into heaven…..