There was a man, Balaam, who had a special gift from God. He could bless, or curse people. He was not always a good man. One day, the king of the enemies of God’s people promised to pay Balaam money to curse God’s people.
God knew what was happening, and He was angry! He sent his angel, with a mighty sword to stop Balaam. Balaam was riding his donkey to meet the bad king when the donkey saw the angel with the sword in the road. The donkey ran off the road two times, and each time Balaam hit her. The third time, the donkey lay down, and refused to move. Balaam hit her again. Then God opened the donkey’s mouth and let her speak!
“What have I done to you to deserve this?”
Balaam was surprised, and finally saw the angel, who assured him that had it not been for his donkey, he would be a dead man.
Sometimes God sends help to us in surprising ways, especially when we decide to go off His path and towards bad decisions. Let’s not be blind like Balaam! Let us see what God has placed before us to keep us safe on his pathway!
“But God was angry because he was going, and the angel of the Lord took his stand in the way as an adversary against him.” Numbers 22:22
How did the donkey save Balaam? Has God ever kept you from sinning in a special way?