Smarter than Man

English Audio Version

Mankind has made some amazing accomplishments in the past 50 years.

We’ve walked on the moon . . . numerous times.

Our landing craft sends real-time reports from the surface of Mars.

We’ve cured diseases long thought incurable.

We’ve even built a space station where men safely live in the black emptiness for months at a time.

Who can be smarter than man?

Let’s look at God’s example from Numbers 22:25:

“And when the donkey saw the angel of the Lord, she pushed against the wall and pressed Balaam's foot against the wall. So he struck her again.”

Here’s the story behind the donkey. Balaam wasn’t following God’s directives, so God was using the donkey to redirect Balaam.

The first time, the donkey saw the angel of the Lord in the road and turned aside into a field. Here’s the importance in this. Balaam was doing his own thing and blind to the presence of the angel. Balaam thought he was smarter than God. The donkey saw what the man of God couldn’t.

The second time, the donkey stepped on Balaam’s foot, and Balaam got angry.

Is that what we’re like sometimes? God tries to redirect us over and over, and we grow angry. We know where we want to go, and we’ve become blinded to the direction of the Lord.

Let’s not be a Balaam. The angel of the Lord stands before us to lead, guide, and if necessary, redirect us. The donkey is there to help us along. If we strike the hand that leads us, we’ll come to a bad end.

Jesus is our guide, and we must keep our eyes on him.

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