“Error of Balaam - 6”

January 23, 2020

“Error of Balaam - 6”

Blessings folk!

Read the account again.
Remember, repetition is at the heart of learning.

Num 22:22-30
But God was angry because he was going,
and the angel of the LORD took his stand in the way as an adversary against him.
Now he was riding on his donkey and his two servants were with him.

When the donkey saw the angel of the LORD standing in the way with his drawn sword in his hand, the donkey turned off from the way and went into the field;
but Balaam struck the donkey to turn her back into the way.

Then the angel of the LORD stood in a narrow path of the vineyards,
with a wall on this side and a wall on that side.

When the donkey saw the angel of the LORD,
she pressed herself to the wall and pressed Balaam’s foot against the wall,
so he struck her again.

The angel of the LORD went further,
and stood in a narrow place where there was no way to turn to the right hand or the left.

When the donkey saw the angel of the LORD, she lay down under Balaam;
so Balaam was angry and struck the donkey with his stick.

And the LORD opened the mouth of the donkey, and she said to Balaam,
“What have I done to you, that you have struck me these three times?”

Then Balaam said to the donkey,
“Because you have made a mockery of me! If there had been a sword in my hand,
I would have killed you by now.”

Balaam was riding on a donkey.
Balaam had two servants with him…there were witnesses!

The donkey saw the Angel of the Lord.
The Angel was ready for battle.
Sword drawn.
The donkey turned aside
Balaam struck the donkey.

The Angel then blocked the way in a narrow path walled on both sides.
The donkey saw the Angel.
The she-donkey pressed against the wall, pressing Balaam’s foot.
Balaam hit her again.

The Angel of the Lord moved ahead to another spot.
There was no turning to right or left.
The donkey saw the Angel.
This time the donkey simply sat down.
Balaam was furious.
Balaam struck the donkey.

Then, the Lord opened the mouth of the donkey…
The Lord did this.
Can you imagine?

I have had many a “donkey” (KJV says “ass&rdquoWinking talk to me, but nothing like this.

Learn from Balaam.
Be not like him…

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