“The Error of Balaam - 2”

January 19, 2020

“The Error of Balaam - 2”

Blessings folk!

We continue the account of Balaam…

Num 22:7-14

So the elders of Moab and the elders of Midian departed with the fees for divination in their hand; and they came to Balaam and repeated Balak’s words to him.

He said to them,
“Spend the night here, and I will bring word back to you as the LORD may speak to me.”
And the leaders of Moab stayed with Balaam.

Then God came to Balaam and said, “Who are these men with you?”

Balaam said to God, “Balak the son of Zippor, king of Moab, has sent word to me,

‘Behold, there is a people who came out of Egypt and they cover the surface of the land; now come, curse them for me; perhaps I may be able to fight against them and drive them out.’”

God said to Balaam,
“Do not go with them; you shall not curse the people, for they are blessed.”

So Balaam arose in the morning and said to Balak’s leaders,
“Go back to your land, for the LORD has refused to let me go with you.”

The leaders of Moab arose and went to Balak and said, “Balaam refused to come with us.”

Balaam received the proposal from Balak.
Balaam sought the Lord.
The Lord answered stating that Balaam was not to go with them.
The Lord explained why.
The people were blessed.
Balaam was not to curse them.
Balaam reported to Balak’s leaders that the Lord refuse to let him go.
So far, so good.
Balaam listened.
Balaam sought the Lord.
Balaam heard from the Lord.
Balaam obeyed the Lord.
All seemed well…

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