There is a world around you that your natural eye cannot see. How sensitive are you to it? Balaam set out to go to the King of Moab as the Lord had instructed. On the way, God sent an Angel to remind him of his commitment to only speak what God says. But, Balaam could not see the Angel.
The Donkey could! Each time the Angel tried to get Balaam’s attention, the Donkey responded. Balaam became angry with the Donkey not realizing that the Donkey could see something that he could not. Finally, the Donkey just lays down in the presence of the Angel. Balaam beats the Donkey in a fit of rage. (Have you ever noticed that when we are off spiritually, we will lash out at those around us?)
Finally, God speaks to Balaam, not through the Angel but through the Donkey first! The Angel reminds Balaam of his responsibility to only speak what God says and nothing else. As Balaam moves forward, he is very clear about what God wants Him to do!
God will not leave you without instructions. Don’t try to navigate your way through life using your own natural eyes. Ask God to open your eyes to see all that He is doing around you. You will see the acts of God all around you. He has dispatched Angels to help you today. Let them help because “angels are only servants—spirits sent to care for people who will inherit salvation.” (Hebrews 1:14)
Tomorrow’s Reading: Numbers 24:1-25:18; Luke 2:1-35; Psalm 59:1-17; Proverbs 11:14