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Look For The Lesson

I had a discussion recently with my Bible Study group about teachability.  We read through the story of Balaam’s Donkey in the Old Testament book of Numbers:

Then the Lord opened the donkey’s mouth, and she said to Balaam, “What have I done to you to make you beat me these three times?” Balaam answered the donkey, “You have made a fool of me! If I had a sword in my hand, I would kill you right now.” The donkey said to Balaam, “Am I not your own donkey, which you have always ridden, to this day? Have I been in the habit of doing this to you?”  “No,” he said. Then the Lord opened Balaam’s eyes, and he saw the angel of the Lord standing in the road with his sword drawn. So he bowed low and fell facedown.  Numbers 22:29-31

God, in all His sovereignty and might, can use anything or anyone He chooses as his method of instruction.  No matter how odd, how ridiculous or how absurd it may seem, He can and will deliver His message to us any way He deems appropriate. Despite the messenger, look for the lesson. There’s always a lesson. Agree?  Disagree?

9 thoughts on “Look For The Lesson”

  1. I agree insomuch as the lesson agrees with the Word of God. There are also teachers who have cited qualifications and a proper appearance, but do not teach Truth. We must be both “studied up” in the Word and diligent in our communion with God to discern His voice when it speaks, regardless of the mouthpiece. There is no new revelation or message from another that God has not first placed in us and then confirms.

  2. This is one of my absolute favorite stories in the bible. And I agree. He can use any way He chooses to speak to us. Love you Miss Cindy!

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