Balaam was gifted in divination and also prophecy. While he knew of God and spoke with God, he also used other evil means to get information from the spirit realm. Balaam came from a long line of similarly gifted family and also was considered the best in delivering blessings and curses. He was sought after by Kings and known among important circles
David was in the opposite position. David was surrounded by enemies who were slandering him. David was crying out for justice and comforted himself with what God would do to balance the scale. David knew the power of the tongue as he was the recipient of slander.
Joseph had enough grain that he gathered that he was able to feed other cities for the next seven years of that famine. I leave you with this; don’t be lazy and unmotivated but keep your eyes in the fields and Jesus
Jesus, in His death on the cross, shows us how to refuse that which attempts to alter our destiny by altering our mind and heart. Instead, Jesus drank of the vinegar so we could drink from Living Water. In doing so, Jesus taught us of the value of endurance and perseverance in the most painful of circumstances.
Sadly many are happy with their salvation and stop there, but I beseech you not to stop there! There is so much more on this side of Heaven to experience. Won’t you become a living sacrifice reflecting Jesus in the earth walking in love and power?