Cursing the Donkey

“And thine ears shall hear a word behind thee, saying, This is the way, walk ye in it, when ye turn to the right hand, and when ye turn to the left.” Isaiah 30:21.

From Genesis 1:1 to Revelation 22:21, we see God leading His children and we see His children following or rebelling.  However, no matter the case, we see God’s will done on earth as it is in Heaven.

A prime example is the prophet Balaam who was offered payment to curse God’s people.  God made His will perfectly clear to Balaam but he was bent on having his way.  “And God’s anger was kindled because he went: and the angel of the Lord stood in the way for an adversary against him. Now he was riding upon his ass, and his two servants were with him.”  Numbers 22:22.  The Angel of the Lord stood in front of the donkey to block it’s path but Balaam cursed the donkey.

“Then the Lord opened the eyes of Balaam, and he saw the angel of the Lord standing in the way, and His sword drawn in His hand: and he bowed down his head, and fell flat on his face. And the angel of the Lord said unto him, Wherefore hast thou smitten thine ass these three times? Behold, I went out to withstand thee, because thy way is perverse before Me:” Numbers 22:31-32.  The Lord, making his will perfectly clear, still allowed Balaam to go his way and seek to curse the children of God.  Proof thereof that God will not force our will.  Man is given free moral agency and will.   No matter how much Balaam sought God to curse whom God had already blessed proved to be a fruitless task.  Balaam’s self will refused instruction from the Lord and Balaam’s self will failed…as self will always does. 

How many times have we struck the donkey?  How many times have we tried to curse what God has blessed?  When God’s will doesn’t line up with our will and He gives us free will to choose; how  then can we curse God for our will?  Praying for God’s will doesn’t always mean we will like it at the time but we still rejoice in the answered prayer and not curse the answered prayer.  Having knowledge of spiritual things is not spiritual knowledge.  We must seek God for spiritual knowledge to keep from cursing God’s will while attempting to get Him to bless our will.   – Donna Warren




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