Monday, September 26, 2011

110926 - Numbers 29-31 - the prophet who died with the enemies of God

S:  They killed the kings of Midian with the rest of their slain, Evi, Rekem, Zur, Hur, and Reba, the five kings of Midian. And they also killed Balaam the son of Beor with the sword.

Behold, these, on Balaam's advice, caused the people of Israel to act treacherously against the LORD in the incident of Peor, and so the plague came among the congregation of the LORD.
(Numbers 31:8, 16)

O: Because of his treacherous doctrine, the prophet Balaam was slain among the enemies of God.

A: What a warning to the man who follows God's call, to beware presuming upon His holiness by thinking what He PERMITS is what He approves. Because of it, his prayer was denied in Numbers 23: "Let me die the death of the righteous, and let my last end be like his (Israel's).

P: Lord, keep me back from such presumptuous sin. Let me beware the error and doctrine of Balaam, as well as the leaven of the Pharisees.

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