Moments In Time
“Do not love the world nor the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh and the lust of the eyes and the boastful pride of life, is not from the Father, but is from the world. The world is passing away, and also its lusts; but the one who does the will of God lives forever.” I John 2:15-17
“God said to Balaam, “Do not go with them; you shall not curse the people, for they are blessed.” So Balaam arose in the morning and said to Balak’s leaders, “Go back to your land, for the LORD has refused to let me go with you.” Numbers 22:12 &13
In Numbers 22 God told Balaam the answer the first time he asked. Seems like maybe Balaam wanted God to change His mind. And Father God, it seems you knew Balaam’s heart: Knew he was double minded, a man who catered to the lust of his flesh (vs. 7), the lust of his eyes (vs. 15), and he would want to do what pleased men (pride of life) – instead of what pleased you.