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Today’s Bible Reading:

Numbers 22:21-23:30
Luke 1:57-80
Psalm 58:1-11
Proverbs 11:12-13

Today’s Bible Verse(s):

Numbers 22:38 (NLT): “Balaam replied, ‘Look, now I have come, but I have no power to say whatever I want. I will speak only the message that God puts in my mouth.’”

Reflections on Today’s Bible Verse(s):

In Numbers 22, the leaders of Moab hired a prophet. They wanted him to pronounce a curse upon the Israelites, believing it would undermine the strength of God’s people.

Yet, the prophet (Balaam) told them that they (and he) had no authority to determine what he would say over the Israelites. He was under God’s authority and could only do and say what God told him to do and say.

I wonder if a mighty movement of God could begin and sweep across our land if pastors/preachers, Bible teachers, and every other Christian would take this verse to heart.

Numbers 22:38 (NLT): “Balaam replied, ‘Look, now I have come, but I have no power to say whatever I want. I will speak only the message that God puts in my mouth.’”


Matt Ellis is the pastor of First Baptist Church in Polk City, Florida (fbcpolkcity.com). His latest book is God’s Grace in the Real World. Connect with him on FacebookTwitter, or LinkedIn.

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