Numbers 24:11 Therefore now flee thou to thy place: I thought to promote thee unto great honour; but, lo, the LORD hath kept thee back from honour.
Balaam had wanted to get the money and honor that Balak offered him. He had repeatedly tried to do what God told him not to do. God stopped him each time. Every time Balaam tried to pronounce a curse God changed it to a blessing. Balak was not very angry. He makes a statement that should help every one of us in our spiritual lives. He says that he, a man, Balak was going to promote Balaam and give him great honor.
That is the place of God not a man. We are not to seek manâ€™s approval, promotion or honor. Balaam got caught up in the moment. Like every one else he wanted money, honor, position but it wasnâ€™t Balakâ€™s to give.
God kept him back but not really from honor and position but from sin. I thank God for how he often holds us back from doing what He doesnâ€™t want us to do and what would dishonor Him.
I want to live seeking to please Him and Him alone. I want to live my life for His honor and glory.
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