Today you should read: Numbers 22
In the previous chapter, we saw how God gave victory to Israel over the Amorites and how they settled in their land after defeating them (vs. 21-30). Later Moses became fearful that God wouldn’t give them the same victory over Bashan and their king, Og that He gave them over the Amorites (vs. 31-35). Of course, our God is a promise fulfilling, victorious God, and says to Moses “Do not fear him, for I have given him into your hand, and all his people, and his land. And you shall do to him as you did to Sihon king of the Amorites, who lived at Heshbon.”
Now we see Balak, Balaam, and Moab’s reaction to Israel’s victory and has a fear of the Lord themselves which only lasted a short amount of time before flip-flopping which results in God using a talking donkey and angel to finally get Balaam straightened out.
This shows how God can truly use anything to get our attention and follow Him. Of course, that “anything” won’t go against his character or outside of the boundaries of Scripture (the number one way He gets our attention and speaks to us in alignment with the Holy Spirit). But if God wants to, He’ll use a talking donkey, a certain scene from a movie, a certain leader or situation to do it as well.
By: Erik Koliser — West Campus Pastor
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