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The Israelites were on a roll.  Now as they approached Moab, Moab’s King and the Moabites were getting scared. They had already heard of the destruction Israel completed on the Amorites.  So Balak the king sent a message to Balaam a local prophet to come and curse the Israelites.  As Balaam prepared to answer the King, he sought God’s leading.  God was clear–DO NOT CURSE WHAT I HAVE BLESSED!  The message was in fact very clear.
 
Sometimes the right answer seems so simple.  I have a problem, let ME fix it.  So, Balak thought–I will get God to curse these people so I can defeat them.  The only problem was, Balak forgot to seek God First.  Fortunately, Balaam, the prophet did seek God first–God said DON’T  DO IT!
 
In our lives, often we do the same thing.  We have a problem and we seek to solve it in the best way we can.  Sadly, often the best way WE can flies in the face of God’s plan.  So we have to go back and follow Jesus own words, “Seek First the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.”  If we will focus on seeking God, and not try to take matters into our own hands, then we can walk in His blessing and allow Him to work.  God is flawless in His execution.  We must continue to follow and trust Him.
 
God Bless You

Then the Israelites traveled to the plains of Moab and camped along the Jordan across from Jericho.

Now Balak son of Zippor saw all that Israel had done to the Amorites, and Moab was terrified because there were so many people. Indeed, Moab was filled with dread because of the Israelites.

The Moabites said to the elders of Midian, “This horde is going to lick up everything around us, as an ox licks up the grass of the field.”

So Balak son of Zippor, who was king of Moab at that time, sent messengers to summon Balaam son of Beor, who was at Pethor, near the Euphrates River, in his native land. Balak said:

“A people has come out of Egypt; they cover the face of the land and have settled next to me. Now come and put a curse on these people, because they are too powerful for me. Perhaps then I will be able to defeat them and drive them out of the land. For I know that whoever you bless is blessed, and whoever you curse is cursed.”

The elders of Moab and Midian left, taking with them the fee for divination. When they came to Balaam, they told him what Balak had said.

“Spend the night here,” Balaam said to them, “and I will report back to you with the answer the Lord gives me.” So the Moabite officials stayed with him.

God came to Balaam and asked, “Who are these men with you?”

10 Balaam said to God, “Balak son of Zippor, king of Moab, sent me this message: 11 ‘A people that has come out of Egypt covers the face of the land. Now come and put a curse on them for me. Perhaps then I will be able to fight them and drive them away.’”

12 But God said to Balaam, “Do not go with them. You must not put a curse on those people, because they are blessed.”