In Numbers 22 we learn many different lessons that are to be applied to our lives today but too many times we allow Satan to spiritually blind us because we can’t look past the donkey to see how God is speaking to you and me. Have you ever considered the lesson with the donkey and how he tried to warn his friend indirectly without wanting to warn him directly? Why is it that we often miss the indirect lessons and we have to be told something directly before we open up our eyes and ears to the Truth? Do you think that is is due to our own lack of understanding in how God speaks and is in control? Or, do you think that it is because we don’t want to hear the Truth due to exposure that it brings in the light?
It is easy to allow ourselves to get built up on our academics, awards, traditions or our good living and forget how God often uses something we that we would never expect to expose our hidden sin. The Lord loves His children and all that He wants is for His children to live a holy life and then to come home. For the Lord says,” Blessed are those that obey my commands for they will surely enter into the gates of the Eternal Kingdom.”
Don’t allow your stubborness or your rebellion to blind you from the indirect lessons of God that take place every single day. For who would not rather take an indirect lesson verses a direct lesson from the hand of the Father? So, the next time you encounter a donkey it would be wise to listen without allowing your hearing to be out of tune simply because of what you see in forgetting how God’s Word teaches us to believe…amen
The object is to have the eyes and ears open to the signs! But too many times we are blind due to what we think that we see....
James a. Harrison