CHARACTER STUDY: MOSES 53

KEY SCRIPTURE:

Numbers 22:12 And God said unto Balaam, thou shalt not go with them; thou shalt not curse the people: for they are blessed.

When Balak’s men told Balaam what they wanted him to do he said he will contact God and bring them word from the Lord (Vrs 8).

The Lord asked Balaam, “Thou shall not go with them, thou shall not curse the people for they are blessed God gave him two instructions.

1. Thou shall not go with them.

2. Thou shall not curse the people.

King Balak, when he was told that Balaam would not come to him, decided to send more honourable men. He said “For I will promote you unto very great honour and I will do whatsoever you say unto me; come and curse this people”. Numbers 12:17…… Balaam said he would not go even if they gave him a whole house filled with silver. In spite of his answer he asked them to wait so he could consult with God if He would change his mind.

Why was Balaam showing a double standard? Balaam actually was being enticed by the gifts and opportunities Balak was offering him. Many children of God compromise their faith and stands because of the riches of this world and the rewards of iniquity. A great number also compromise their commitment because of other beggarly things of this world. Remember what the Lord said. “Seek ye first the kingdom of God and it’s righteousness, and all these things shall be added unto you”. (Matthew 6:33) “What shall it profit a man if he gains the whole world and loses his soul”.

 Please note: God does not change what he has said. (Malachi 3:6, Num 23:19). He may appear to change what he has said when you insist on going on to do the contrary. When the Israelites wanted a king, Samuel told them the Lord said no! They insisted and He gave them Saul. Saul was a total failure.  God has given all men a free will, and will not stop our wills, but we are accountable for what we use our wills for. Do not fight with God over his will for your life. His will is that which is perfect for you. If you insist on your own way, you enter into his permissive will. In the permissive will of God, He is not bound to honour His word. Anything can happen to you. 

 There are some young men and women who wish to marry certain people, but the Holy Spirit says no. These people keep pestering God to accept. God will permit your desire, yet be sure that, you would come back with bruises and pain.

PRAYER

Oh Father, touch your children to reverence your will for their lives. In Jesus name we have prayed.

FURTHER STUDIES.

Romans 12:2 ” And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God”.

Mark 4:19 ” And the cares of this world, and the deceitfulness of riches, and the lusts of other things entering in, choke the word, and it becometh unfruitful.”

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