Buying The Truth That Fits The Agenda

Buying The Truth That Fits The Agenda

Numbers 22 – 24

Numbers Chapters 22 through 24 is the story about Balak the king of Moab and Balaam a prophet who was not an Israelite.

Balak saw the Israelites approaching the plains of Moab.  Balak knew what the Israelites had done to the Amorites, which was slaughter them when Sihon the king of the Amorites would not allow the Israelites to peacefully pass through his land.  Being aware of the power of the Israelites, Balak decides to enlist the help of Balaam.  He sends his servants and princes to Balaam and asks Balaam to come to Moab and curse the Israelites.

God interceded and told Balaam not to go.  Balaam told the elders of Moab to inform Balak that he would not do this. Continue reading

Vessel Of Comfort

Vessel Of Comfort

Jeremiah 48:10-12

“Cursed is he who does the work of the Lord with slackness, and cursed is he who keeps back his sword from bloodshed.

“Moab has been at ease from his youth
    and has settled on his dregs;
he has not been emptied from vessel to vessel,
    nor has he gone into exile;
so his taste remains in him,
    and his scent is not changed.

“Therefore, behold, the days are coming, declares the Lord, when I shall send to him pourers who will pour him, and empty his vessels and break his jars in pieces.

When I first read these verses I jotted down the word, “stagnant”.  I wasn’t sure why that word came to mind, it was just my gut instinct.  So I thought I do some research about these verses and see what others had to say.  By others, I mean biblical scholars, and of all the ones I read, I most understood the commentaries of John Gill. Continue reading

Buying The Truth That Fits The Agenda

Buying The Truth That Fits The Agenda

Numbers 22 – 24

Numbers Chapters 22 through 24 is the story about Balak the king of Moab and Balaam a prophet who was not an Israelite.

Balak saw the Israelites approaching the plains of Moab.  Balak knew what the Israelites had done to the Amorites, which was slaughter them when Sihon the king of the Amorites would not allow the Israelites to peacefully pass through his land.  Being aware of the power of the Israelites, Balak decides to enlist the help of Balaam.  He sends his servants and princes to Balaam and asks Balaam to come to Moab and curse the Israelites.

God interceded and told Balaam not to go.  Balaam told the elders of Moab to inform Balak that he would not do this. Continue reading

Buying The Truth That Fits The Agenda

Buying The Truth That Fits The Agenda

Numbers 22 – 24

Numbers Chapters 22 through 24 is the story about Balak the king of Moab and Balaam a prophet who was not an Israelite.

Balak saw the Israelites approaching the plains of Moab.  Balak knew what the Israelites had done to the Amorites, which was slaughter them when Sihon the king of the Amorites would not allow the Israelites to peacefully pass through his land.  Being aware of the power of the Israelites, Balak decides to enlist the help of Balaam.  He sends his servants and princes to Balaam and asks Balaam to come to Moab and curse the Israelites.

God interceded and told Balaam not to go.  Balaam told the elders of Moab to inform Balak that he would not do this. Continue reading