Today we’ll read Numbers 24, Luke 19 and Psalm 34 from the New American Standard Version.
May God bless the reading of His Word.
It’s Friday! We made it again. How has your week been thus far? I hope your walk with God has been made stronger and more full of faith.
In our reading from Numbers today, Balaam once again disappointed Balak. I guess you have to hand it to Balak. He wasn’t one to give up easily. And it is good to see that, despite the inauspicious beginning of this time with Balak, Balaam was faithful to what God told him to say.
There is a good lesson to learn from this. How many times do we sin, and then feel as if, because of that sin, we cannot be a useful instrument for God? We might even think that since others saw our sin, our credibility is ruined. Here in these few chapters of Numbers we see that such is not the case. We can make an about face, we can turn in the *right* direction, and continue walking with God, and can go on to be a voice for Him…and be effective. Do not let the enemy of your soul steal away the blessing of following after God and doing His will just because you stumble.
If you will confess your failure to God, He will forgive you. He can, and He *will* use you again for His glory. Remember, every person we have read about, or will read about in God’s Word, except Jesus, was imperfect. Every one of them failed at one time or another. Some of them multiple times. And God accomplished His will through them despite their failings. He will do the same with you, if you don’t give up and give in.
I’ll see you tomorrow. Thanks for being with me today. Until then, may God bless you richly. I’m Steve Webb.