Numbers 20-22, Mark 4:1-25
Go God’s way
lest they should turn and BE FORGIVEN-ellie
I believe that it has to do with the fact that he tells the men that he can’t go with them because he can only do what the Lord tells him but then he says stay and see what the Lord says to him (even though the Lord has already told him not to go the first time). Perhaps he was hoping the Lord would change his mind or maybe he was testing the Lord in his heart.
May we not receive the Word and put it under a basket, but produce fruit in obedience and disciple making for the glory of our Lord!
I like this story of Balaam here. He was not an Israelite, yet God spoke to him, and he submitted to the Lord. When he leaves to go with Balak’s people, I wonder why the Lord is angry with him when He told him to go… is there something about Balaam’s heart or actions I’m missing?
Hey Michelle, the confused me too. I think it might have to do with verse 20. God says “IF the men come and call you” and then in the next verse Balaam just gets up and goes with no men calling him to go.
I was wondering this same thing!
I’m 22 and underemployed (currently by choice and going through physical therapy), and it’s encouraging to read about 40 years before the Israelites get to the promised land, but with continuing signs of God’s power and working along the way, even if it wasn’t directly what they’re looking for. Also humbling to see them keep complaining about their boredom with their food when God is providing
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