Blessing or Curse: Which Do You Prefer?

“And Balak’s anger was kindled against Balaam, and he smote his hands together ; and Balak said unto Balaam, I called thee to curse mine enemies, and, behold, thou hast altogether blessed them these three times.” Numbers 24:10

Do you still remember this story of Balak and Balaam, the prophet? It is an interesting story! I couldn’t help laughing each time I read it.

Imagine someone trying to curse God’s anointed? I mean what a waste for anyone planning on destroying God’s people. Balak sought the best way to curse the Israelites for dwelling in his portion of the land. He wanted to reduce these people by all means and the best way he thought of was to call upon Balaam, God’s prophet. In fact, Balaam is a no-nonsense man. From the onset, he sent message to Balak that he will only do what God ask him to do concerning the Israelites.

Yet, Balaam went on to heed to Balak’s call. On the way, His donkey talked by the presence of God on the way who blocked the road. Balaam still got to Balak who told him the reason why he sent for him. But each time, Balaam opened his mouth, what comes out were abundant blessings for the people of Israelites. To be sure of what’s going on and sure of his duty, Balaam changes position to face where the Israelites camped. He tried again, still lots and lots of blessings did he prophesied on the Israelites.

At the end, Balak couldn’t bear it anymore. He realised he’d made the terrible mistake calling Balaam to curse the Israelites. Please read the above verse again. Balak just thought he could bribe Balaam with promotion to higher ranks and more money but can a true man of God be brought over with money?

Balaam obeyed God instead of Balak who hired him to curse the Israelite. Out of annoyance, Balak sent Balaam away without any gift but do you think Balaam cared about the gifts in the first place?

No, Balaam was a man who would prefer to obey God than his fellow mere human being.

There are two questions here for you;

1) Are you like Balaam or you are the exact image of Balak?

2) Do you realised that no one can curse who God has blessed?

If you are fond of cursing sincere men of God, I pray you to please stop it. Otherwise, you are digging huge troubles for yourself. Nothing is hidden from God’s eyes. He sees all. And if you love life, you better avoid getting yourself into trouble like Balak because at the end, he (Balak) surely got into trouble for trying to curse the Israelites and he paid dearly for it. If you want to know how he ended, go back and beginning from the above verse, you will understand it all.

Also, do not fear if you are God’s child because no matter the weapon fashioned against you, none of them shall prosper. God watches over you; He does not sleep. Even when you are not aware, God fights the invisible battles for you. He is indeed worthy of all praises and honours!

There may be people like Balak out there waiting to harm you but don’t worry, they will fail! Just keep your life entrusts in God’s hands and you are cover!


Princess Ayelotan
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Published by Ehiyeh-sh’Ehiyeh

“Once I was young, and now I am old. Yet I have never seen the godly abandoned or their children begging for bread.” ‭‭Psalms‬ ‭37:25‬ ‭

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