Daily D – Numbers 23:11-12
Numbers 23:11, 12 Then King Balak demanded of Balaam, “What have you done to me? I brought you to curse my enemies. Instead, you have blessed them!” But Balaam replied, “I will speak only the message that the Lord puts in my mouth.” (NLT)
Proverbs 26:2 Like a fluttering sparrow or a darting swallow, an undeserved curse will not land on its intended victim. (NLT)
There is not enough money in the world to make an undeserved curse stick. It is futile to curse those God blesses. God’s blessings are always more powerful than any individual’s hard-hearted opposition.
Living a life God can and will bless is largely a matter of being where you are supposed to be and doing what you are supposed to do. Israel, in this story, was camped out near the Promised Land. All of the action with Balaam and Balak happened in the hills at certain vantage points where it was possible for them to see Israel stretched out in their temporary campground.
Israel didn’t have to do anything but exist in the space where God had led them at that moment. Nothing was required from them for God to protect them. They were where God wanted them at that moment in time.
Where are you today? Are you where you’re supposed to be? Are you doing what you know to do? Simple obedience to God’s clear direction is accompanied by God’s present provision. God provides and protects us in ways we never realize.
What is your best next step today? Trust God to take care of you as you step into his path for you today.
I will trust God to take care of me as I step into the path he has laid out for me today.
Our Father, thank you for watching over us. Thank you for taking care of us. Lead us in the right way today. Empower us to participate in your plans and purpose. May we live the kinds of lives you can bless and that make us a blessing to others. Amen.
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Daily D – Luke 10:5-6
Luke 10:5, 6 “Whenever you enter someone’s home, first say, ‘May God’s peace be on this house.’ If those who live there are peaceful, the blessing will stand; if they are not, the blessing will return to you.”
Daily D – Job 1:1
Job 1:1 There once was a man named Job who lived in the land of Uz. He was blameless—a man of complete integrity. He feared God and stayed away from evil.
Daily D – Esther 6:6
Esther 6:6 So Haman came in, and the king said, “What should I do to honor a man who truly pleases me?” Haman thought to himself, “Whom would the king wish to honor more than me?”
Daily D – Esther 5:9
Esther 5:9 Haman was a happy man as he left the banquet! But when he saw Mordecai sitting at the palace gate, not standing up or trembling nervously before him, Haman became furious.
Daily D – Luke 10:3
Luke 10:3 “Now go, and remember that I am sending you out as lambs among wolves.”