Balak, the king of Moab, knew the kind of a prophet Balaam was. The latter loves money and fame. For Balaam, It was all about belly for the food, food for the belly. The more Balak increased the payroll, the more intense Balaam’s desire to became to go and curse the Israelites. So, Balaam kept going to God to ask whether he should go with messengers from Balak.
In similar patterns, we have so-called men or women of God who claim to be pastors or prophets but, whose conducts are ungodly. They love money to the extent that they will manipulate their church members to extort money from them.
Discipline is a lifeline to the enablement of finding profound meaning in Christ.