There are times when obedience to God provokes the anger of powerful people. Such is the case in today’s scripture reading. King Balak “hired” Balaam for a job that Balaam could not perform and remain obedient to God.
Are we convinced that the gift of our heavenly Father is superior to any rewards offered by others? Do we value the approval of our God above the accolades of the kings of this world?
It is a rare man or woman who cannot be bossed; and cannot be bought by the “kings” of this world. Are you one of them? – Luther
(Note: The scripture above is a small portion of an account that, if read in full, will provide a more complete picture of the situation involving Balak and Balaam. To read the whole story, click here and read chapters 22-24 in the book of Numbers.)