This Week's Story

Life can be strange. Part 2

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Balaam wonders, "God told me to bless Israel and the king told me to curse Israel. What should I do?"

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Balaam’s stomach knotted in pain. He muttered to himself, “I get your point, God! I will say just what you want me to say, but did you have to make my donkey talk and an angel terrify me?”

He and Moab’s King Balak stared at hordes of enemy Israelite soldiers prepared to attack Moab. The king was confused. I hired this Syrian prophet to pronounce a magic curse…
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