Words of Wisdom
SENSE, SIGHT AND SPEECH - TO A DONKEY
"So Balaam got up in the morning, saddled his donkey, and went with the officials of Moab. Balaam, the Donkey, and the Angel
God's anger was kindled because he was going, and the angel of the Lord took his stand in the road as his adversary. Now he was riding on the donkey, and his two servants were with him. The donkey saw the angel of the Lord standing in the road, with a drawn sword in his hand; so the donkey turned off the road, and went into the field; and Balaam struck the donkey, to turn it back on to the road. Then the angel of the Lord stood in a narrow path between the vineyards, with a wall on either side." (Numbers 22: 21 - 24. NRSV)
Balaam is Gods Power Talker. He, along with two of his servants are on the way to Moab. Balaam is being carried by his donkey, who has faithfully served him, all these years.
The mission today is one called for by the king of Moab, whose testimony of Balaam is most personal. Of Balaam he says, ".... For I know that those you bless are blessed and those you curse are cursed ."( Numbers 22: 6(b)). He wants Balaam to come and curse the threatening enemy, but is this the road God wants His servant Balaam to take?
Sense to know the utter seriousness of Balaam's error.
Who is our Almighty and Sovereign Lord? What is too far-fetched or ridiculous for Him to do? God in His wisdom can still choose to leave the highest, most powerful of His servants and reveal Himself in those not considered. Remember, two servants were with Balaam, yet God chose to use the donkey in a most miraculous way.