Seriously, Though, Stop Ignoring The Donkey

My Weekly Featured Blog is by Samaritan’s Song called, “Seriously, Though, Stop Ignoring The Donkey.”

How many times do we ignore God to go on our path in life? This is an excellent read about listening to God when we make decisions for our lives.

Samaritan's Song

One of the Bible’s best oddball stories comes straight out of Numbers 22.  And before  I write about why this story is important – so important – let’s just take a moment to enjoy it together.  Because this is funny stuff.

Here we have Balaam, who is bent on going somewhere God does not want him to go.  As a result, the angel of the Lord stands in the road to oppose Balaam.  Balaam doesn’t see the angel, but the donkey he’s riding sure does:

When the donkey saw the angel of the Lord standing in the road with a drawn sword in his hand, it turned off the road into a field (23).

Balaam beats the donkey to get it back on the road.  Not to be outdone, the angel of the Lord reappears again – on a narrow path with walls on both sides.  Again, the donkey knows…

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