Talking To An Ass

And the Lord opened the mouth of the ass, and she said unto Balaam, What have I done unto thee, that thou hast smitten me these three times? And Balaam said unto the ass, Because thou hast mocked me: I would there were a sword in mine hand, for now would I kill thee. Numbers 22:28‭-‬29 KJV

You can’t help but wonder what Balaam must have thought when the ass spoke to him. Some scholars think it was not a surprising thing to Balaam that he could understand animal language. After all he was a traditional soothsayer. The truth appear to be that the list for what he could get from Baalak was so heavy on his mind that he did not notice that he was in conversation with an animal. One scholar says he was very angry: ” Anger has a way of curtailing rational thought, and perhaps he was so intent on exerting his dominance over the animal that he lost the ability to think clearly. ” Peter calls the ass as a beast without speech( 2Peter 2:16 ). Scientists say most people talk to themselves. Its called self talk, especially when thinking through ideas. When a person demonstrates the drama Balaam did, it nay border a little bit on Schizophrenia. Or was he so full of lust to what he will get that he was not thinking at all? Today there are still leaders who may talk to an ass so long as there are results. How much will it take for you not to notice God’s demands? If success is measured only by money, then the blood of Jesus has little value. Play with your dogs, but the last I checked, zoolingualism was not a gift of the spirit.

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