Tag: Balaam

  • Biblical Principle #229: Persons Excluded from Israel’s Assembly

    Biblical Principles List Principle Under the Law of Moses, certain individuals were forbidden from joining Israel’s assembly of GOD. Explanation Among the children of Israel, certain individuals were seemingly permitted to remain in covenant with GOD, yet they were excluded from participating when the people assembled before the LORD. 2 “The eunuch and the castrated…

  • Biblical Principle #184: God Rewarded Phinehas (Despite Bloodshed)

    Biblical Principles List Principle Phinehas, grandson of Aaron, was rewarded for zealously killing an Israelite and Midianite couple engaging in sexual sin. Explanation We previously established how Balaam taught Balak to have the Midianites tempt Israel into sexual sin and idolatry. During Israel’s sin, Scripture records an incident where Phinehas, grandson of Aaron, Israel’s first…

  • Biblical Principle #183: Balaam Advised Midianites to Tempt Israel

    Biblical Principles List Principle Balaam taught Balak to tempt Israel into idolatrous and sexual sin. Explanation Balak, king of Moab, hired Balaam to curse Israel. GOD eventually allowed Balaam to visit Balak but only permitted Balaam to speak the words GOD gave him. Instead of cursing Israel, Balaam blessed Israel, prophesying about their future, including…

  • Biblical Principle #181: Balaam’s Donkey Spoke

    Biblical Principles List Principle As Balaam traveled to meet Balak, Balaam’s donkey spoke to him. Explanation We previously established that Balak, king of Moab, hired Balaam to curse Israel. Balaam sought counsel from GOD regarding Balak’s request. Originally, GOD said not to go, but when Balaam asked a second time, GOD told Balaam he could…

  • Biblical Principle #180: Balak Hired Balaam to Curse Israel

    Biblical Principles List Principle Moab ruler, King Balak, hired a soothsayer named Balaam to curse Israel. Explanation Having been made aware of Israel’s victories over the Amorites, the Moabites were terrified about what was about to happen to them. Moabite king, Balak, devised a plan whereby he hired a diviner named Balaam to place a…

  • December 27 – Revelation (part 1)

    Reading Rev. 1:1-3:22 Devotional Today begins our five-day look at the last book in the Bible, Revelation. Sometime between 65 and 95 A.D., Jesus appeared to the apostle John, while he was in exile on the island of Patmos, through a vision and told John to write what he saw in a book. John was…

  • February 11 – Who are You Seeking to Please?

    Reading Num. 22:1-24:25 Devotional Balak was the king of Moab. When Balak heard of all the Israelites had done in conquering the Amorites he was afraid. Balak sent messengers to Balaam who was some form of spiritualist who knew about Jehovah, the one true GOD. Balak offered Balaam money to pronounce a curse upon the…