THE WORD FOR TODAY
12 And God said to Balaam, “You shall not go with them; you shall not curse the people, for they are blessed.”
Did you know that God keeps his eye on his people? Like a mother watching her child at the playground, God watches us as we walk, work, worship and witness.
Balak was a afraid of Israel…the sheer number of people made him “sick with dread”, so he devices a plan that involved Balaam.
Balaam was the local sorcerer for hire. He knew God existed but yet he was a freelance “prophet” used his “skill” for the highest bidder.
Balak supposed that if Balaam cursed the people of Israel then they would be ripe for defeat. So he sent an emissary to enlist Balaam’s help against Israel. But God saw what was happening. So he said to Balaam, “You shall not go with them; you shall not curse the people for they are blessed.”
Israel was blessed! They were blessed with a great God that kept and protected HIS own.
We are blessed with a great God that keeps and protects us. Though surrounded on all sides by the enemy we can sleep at night with confident assurance that our God is watching over us. Scripture declares that our God never sleeps nor slumbers. The song says, “His eye is on the sparrow…and I know He watches me.” The ACLU, NCLU, BCLU and all CLU’s can rise up against God’s people but, “greater is HE that is in US that he that is in the world”.
Lord, thank You for watching me and guarding me with Your awesome power and presence…In Jesus Name…Amen!!!