When A Donkey Talks (Numbers 21-24)

Numbers 21 pictures the continuing victories God is giving Israel. Nations are coming out to battle Israel as they make their way to the eastern side of the Jordan River but are being soundly defeated by the power of the Lord. It is important to notice that Israel is not in the promised land, but God is giving victory to the people of Israel in these places. This brings us into Numbers 22. These victories over the nations makes the people of Moab nervous. Moab resides to the east of the Jordan River and now the people of Israel are camping in the plains of Moab. The king of Moab is named Balak and he is very concerned about the strength of Israel. Balak has seen what has happened when nations attacked Israel. Those kings were destroyed. So what is Balak, the king of Moab, going to do?

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