3:16 Plan - Week 15 - Day 5 - Year 1 - Numbers 22-24

God can bring His Word from any old donkey but He normally chooses folks like you to speak it. 

Pray The Word and Prepare for The Word

Ephesians 6: 18 Pray in the Spirit at all times and on every occasion. Stay alert and be persistent in your prayers for all believers everywhere. 19 And pray for me, too. Ask God to give me the right words so I can boldly explain God's mysterious plan that the Good News is for Jews and Gentiles alike.

Read - Numbers 22-24

https://www.blueletterbible.org/tools/MultiVerse.cfm?s=000j5L 

Apply

Barak is like many folks, looking for a ‘spiritual person’ who will agree with what they want to do.  Be wary that you do not unknowingly empower someone by what you say (or what you don’t say).  As a follower of Jesus we have a responsibility to speak truth and not enable or entitle sin. 

Balaam serves as a mouthpiece for Holy God even though it is not popular truth for his audience.  Note that Barak asks multiple times for a different word.  Remember that God’s Word does not change. 

Yield

Lord, help me to hear Your Word clearly as I study it and pray through it so that I may speak it. 

Extra Discovery

Remember that the Moabites came from Lot & His Daughter’s sin (Genesis 19).  Also, remember that Moab will eventually bring forth Ruth who is in the lineage of Jesus (The Book of Ruth).  God can use a mess if He chooses.  

Revelation

God pointed us towards the Messiah even in Numbers.  Read about the star of Jacob in Chapter 24.  He revealed truth in His Word so the people would hope in Him.  We can now look back and Know that His plans are always accomplished according to His purposes.