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Who Can Be Against Us

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Approximately forty years after the Lord delivered Israel from Egyptian bondage, He brought them to the plains of Moab where they camped along the banks of the Jordan River. The Moabite King Balak was terrified at the sheer number of the Israelite host and perceived them to be a threat to his national security. With the promise of substantial reward, Balak hired Balaam to curse the people Israel, though God forbade Balaam to do anything but bless them. Balak complained that he had wanted Israel cursed, not blessed, though Balaam had three times blessed them instead of cursing them. Balaam replied that, though Balak had given him his palace filled with silver and gold, he still could not have gone beyond the commandment of the Lord to say only what God permitted him to say. Perhaps nowhere is better illustrated the words of the apostle Paul, “If God be for us, who can be against us?”

Written and voiced by David Hayes Prophater