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Balaam and Balak in the Bible Events
Balaam and Balak Story Begins
Welcome to our Christianity Oasis Daily Bread study program. This is
our Balaam and Balak Story taking a look into the adventurous Balaam
and Balak in the Bible and how the Balaam and Balak message affects
your be-YOU-tiful Christian walk.
Who Are Balaam and Balak in the Bible
Balaam and Balak Story Explained
It's great to have you join us again here at Daily Bread and we're
anxious to tell you what happens next in the story about Balaam and
When we ended last time, Balak had taken Balaam up to a high place (a
place of worship) where the Moabites worshipped a false god called
Baal. From there, they could see the children of Israel and Balak
hoped that if Balaam could just see how many Israelites there were,
then he would surely curse them for him.
Balaam told Balak to build him seven altars and get seven bull calves
and seven rams ready, and they offered one of each on the altars.
Balaam told Balak, Stand by your burnt offering and I'll go, and
maybe the Lord will meet me. Then, whatever He shows me, I'll tell
Balaam and Balak in the Bible Warning
Balaam and Balak Story Curses and Blessings
Balaam went to a hilltop and God met him there. Balaam said, I've
prepared seven altars and offered a bull calf and a ram on every one
of them. Well, God was about as interested in those offerings as you
would be in getting a hamburger from a couple of guys who were
discussing murdering your children.
The Lord didn't acknowledge the offerings but instead, He put words
in Balaam's mouth and said, Go back to Balak and speak the words that
I've put in your mouth.
When Balaam returned, Balak was standing by his sacrifice, with all
the leaders of Moab. Balaam began to speak the words that the Lord
put in his mouth: Balak the king of Moab brought me here saying,
Come, curse Jacob and come defy Israel. How could I curse who God
How could I defy who the Lord hasn't defied? From the top of the
rocks and the hills I see Israel, and His people will live in safety
alone and not be like other nations. Who can count the number of
them, who can count even a quarter of Israel. Let me die the death of
the righteous, and let my last end be like His!
Balak was furious with Balaam and said, What have you done to me? I
hired you to curse my enemies and look, you've blessed them
completely! Balaam answered him, Shouldn't I obey and speak the words
that the Lord put in my mouth?
Balaam and Balak in the Bible Lesson
Balaam and Balak Story Danger
But, Balak persisted to Balaam, Come with me to another place where
you can see the people of Israel better, there's so many you'll only
be able to see the outer numbers of them, then you can curse them
from there! He brought Balaam to the top of Pisgah, which means, The
hill, and built seven more altars and offered a bull calf and a ram
on each altar.
Balaam told Balak again, Stand here by your burnt offering, while I
go meet the Lord over there. Once again, the Lord put words in
Balaam's mouth and when he returned, Balak asked what the Lord said.
Balaam said, Get up Balak and listen to me. God isn't a man, that He
should lie and He's not the son of man that He needs to repent. Don't
you believe He'll do what He says or do you think He's spoken and He
won't do what He said? Look now, I received the commandment to bless
Israel, and He has blessed them. I can't undo it.
God hasn't seen sin in Jacob or wrong in Israel. The Lord his God is
with him and the shout of a king is among them. Balaam continued, God
brought them out of Egypt. Israel has strength like the strength of
There isn't any magic against Jacob or any curse against Israel, but
at this time the thing that will be said about Jacob and Israel is,
Look what God has made! God's people will grow strong like a lion and
he won't rest until he eats of the prey and drinks the blood of the
Balaam And Balak In The Bible Adventure
Balaam And Balak Story Evolves
Balak said to Balaam, If you're not gonna curse them, then at least
don't bless them either. But Balaam said, Man, didn't I tell you that
I have to do all that the Lord says? Balak wouldn't give up
still, Come on, I beg you, come with me to another place and maybe
it'll please God that you can curse them for me from there! (Some
people just never learn.)
So a stubborn Balak took Balaam to the top of Peor and once again
Balaam told him to build yet seven more altars and he did,
offering a bull calf and a ram on each. You're probably shaking your
head right about now, closing your eyes and going, Tsk, Tsk, Tsk,
seeing how futile this plan of Balak's is. You'll sure want to join
us again next time as we find out the rest of the story of Balaam and
Balak, right here at your Daily Bread.
Balaam and Balak in the Bible Scripture
Balaam and Balak Story Prophecy
The scripture passages below all refer to this story of Balaam and Balak:
An Ammonite or Moabite shall not enter into the congregation of the
Lord; even to their tenth generation shall they not enter into the
congregation of the Lord for ever:
Because they met you not with bread and with water in the way, when
ye came forth out of Egypt; and because they hired against thee
Balaam the son of Beor of Pethor of Mesopotamia, to curse thee.
Nevertheless the Lord thy God would not hearken unto Balaam; but the
Lord thy God turned the curse into a blessing unto thee, because the
Lord thy God loved thee.
Balaam also the son of Beor, the soothsayer, did the children of
Israel slay with the sword among them that were slain by them.
Then Balak the son of Zippor, king of Moab, arose and warred against
Israel, and sent and called Balaam the son of Beor to curse you:
But I would not hearken unto Balaam; therefore he blessed you still:
so I delivered you out of his hand.
Woe unto them! for they have gone in
the way of Cain, and ran greedily after the error of Balaam for
reward, and perished in the gainsaying of Core.
Because they met not the children of Israel with bread and with
water, but hired Balaam against them, that he should curse them:
howbeit our God turned the curse into a blessing.
O my people, remember now what Balak king of Moab consulted, and what
Balaam the son of Beor answered him from Shittim unto Gilgal; that ye
may know the righteousness of the LORD.
2 Peter 2:15-16
Which have forsaken the right way, and are gone astray, following the
way of Balaam the son of Bosor, who loved the wages of unrighteousness;
But was rebuked for his iniquity: the dumb ass speaking with man's
voice forbad the madness of the prophet.
But I have a few things against thee, because thou hast there them
that hold the doctrine of Balaam, who taught Balac to cast a
stumblingblock before the children of Israel, to eat things
sacrificed unto idols, and to commit fornication.
Balaam and Balak in the Bible Summary
Balaam and Balak Story Conclusion
God loves Israel and nothing and nobody will ever change His mind
about that. He also loves you and again ... Nothing and nobody will
ever change Hos mind about that. He proved His Love for you by dying
for your sins. Show Him some Love.
New Testament Daily Bread
There is a force out there that is attempting to overtake us all; it is Satan. There is another force that is protecting us from him; it is the Holy Spirit. It is a battle for souls. This battle is called Spiritual Warfare, and like it or not, you are right in the middle of it.
How to Prepare for Spiritual Warfare