PLEASE READ THIS FIRST: Numbers 22-24
What do you sense the Lord saying to you in this passage?
“I have received a command to bless; he has blessed, and I cannot change it.” (Numbers 23:20)
There is huge encouragement in these words, for they apply today as well.
God has blessed us through Jesus, the promised ruler from Jacob (Numbers 24:17).
We are forgiven, we are set free, we are filled with God’s Spirit.
“If God is for us, who can be against us?” (Romans 8:31)
There are many things that seem to be against us in this life.
We still sin, we are still tempted, we still suffer, we still die.
The world around us tempts and troubles us throughout our lives.
But like Israel, we are on a journey through a wilderness to a place of rest.
We are led by the fire (Spirit) of God and Jesus, He will bring us home.
Satan tries to discourage and distract us, but he cannot separate us from God’s love.
I find myself forgetting this, and thinking that the negative stuff is greater than God.
I sometimes give in to discouragement, and find myself getting stuck in the wilderness.
I need to remind myself again and again: Nothing can separate me from God’s blessing.
God has blessed, and no one can change it!
Lord, there are many ‘nothings’ that are trying to pry my mind and heart from Your promise. Use this Balaam story to renew my heart and mind, and give me courage to keep on walking with You in hope!