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TODAY’S BIBLE READING:

Numbers 24:1–25:18
Luke 2:1-35
Psalm 59:1-17
Proverbs 11:14

TODAY’S BIBLE VERSE(S):

Numbers 24:12–13 (CSB): “Balaam answered Balak, ‘Didn’t I previously tell the messengers you sent me: If Balak were to give me his house full of silver and gold, I could not go against the Lord’s command, to do anything good or bad of my own will? I will say whatever the Lord says.'”

REFLECTIONS ON TODAY’S BIBLE VERSE(S):

I won’t write much today. The verses that I have chosen as our Verses for Today are clear enough.

Read them again, slowly, and I’ll simply ask a few questions.

Numbers 24:12–13 (CSB): “Balaam answered Balak, ‘Didn’t I previously tell the messengers you sent me: If Balak were to give me his house full of silver and gold, I could not go against the Lord’s command, to do anything good or bad of my own will? I will say whatever the Lord says.'”

  • Do you value God’s Word more than a house full of silver and gold?
  • If so, does that attitude play out in the amount of time you spend in your Bible?
  • Do you value God’s Word even if believing and obeying it deprives you of worldly treasures?
  • If so, what have you given up because of your commitment to knowing and obeying God’s Word?
  • Are you so committed to following and obeying the Lord that you will risk getting your peers upset and angry with you?
  • If so, can you think of a time when following Jesus and obeying Him caused a rift between you and someone else?

Wouldn’t it be wonderful if we could live each day of our life, truthfully living out the words of Numbers 24:12-13!

Numbers 24:12–13 (CSB): “Balaam answered Balak, ‘Didn’t I previously tell the messengers you sent me: If Balak were to give me his house full of silver and gold, I could not go against the Lord’s command, to do anything good or bad of my own will? I will say whatever the Lord says.'”

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