Then the Lord opened the mouth of the donkey, and she said to Balaam, “What have I done to you, that you have struck me these three times?”
The story of Balaam and the donkey is one of the most incredible stories in the Bible. It’s the story of a greedy man who the Lord used for His purposes. Balak wanted Balaam to curse the people, but God told him, “No, these people are blessed.” Balaam’s plan was to disobey the Lord and curse the people anyway, so God spoke to Balaam through a donkey.
What’s funny about the story is Balaam starts arguing with a talking animal, instead of fainting straight away! He eventually realizes the Lord was using this donkey as a sign of His power and that He had sinned. The Lord then gave him an assignment to speak what He tells Him to speak and he ends up blessing the Israelites instead of cursing them,
God is trying to get our attention and He doesn’t have to use a yakking burro. However, He will do whatever needs to be done to draw us to Him. Are you listening?
Speak to me, Lord!
Pastor Ron Kitchell