Ok, so I know I said we had completed our series in Numbers, but… I just can’t leave that last story in the section unshared. It’s the story of a very strange character indeed named Balaam a prophet for hire and an evil king Balak who tries to lace Balaam’s palms with enough money to persuade him to come and give this encroaching mass of God’s people a jolly good cursing. But alas! King Balak ends up pulling out his hair in something akin to a Monty Python skit. Every time he preps Balaam to proclaim a curse on the Israelites, he ends up proclaiming a blessing instead— arghh!
Message? I’ve asked a friends to help read this morning, click the link beside the bible reference, below the audio bar to hear the passage read.