Because I Don’t Want to Be Told Off by My Honda ~ Numbers 22-24
Every morning I hop into my trusty 1999 Honda Accord and drive one of many routes that all lead to the same place: 7901 South Meredith. I try to conduct myself in such a way that the Honda doesn’t stop in the middle of the road and talk to me. Let me explain.
Today we examine one of the more colorful passages in the book of Numbers. In it, God uses a donkey to correct (verbally) an erring prophet by the name of Balaam. Don’t laugh: The donkey saved his life. It’s the equivalent of me making a decision to disobey God, and God graciously using my Honda to turn my stubborn heart away from certain destruction.
You oppose God when you set your heart against Him. You oppose God when you consider disobeying Him by looking for more time to justify your potential actions. You oppose God when you bless what He curses and curse what He blesses. You don’t want to oppose God. If you do, may He use any means possible to correct your ways and save your soul.
I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you with My eye upon you. Be not like a horse or a mule, without understanding, which must be curbed with a bit and bridle, or it will not stay near you. Many are the sorrows of the wicked, but steadfast love surrounds the one who trusts in the LORD. –Psalm 32:8-10