“God has not beheld iniquity in Jacob [for he is forgiven], neither has He seen
mischief or perverseness in Israel [for the same reason]. The Lord their God
is with Israel, and the shout of praise to their King is among their people.”
This is a pretty amazing verse if you ask me. Balak hired Balaam to curse
the people of Israel but things were not going according to his plan.
Blessing was happening instead of cursing. Balaam could only speak what YAH
told him. But that’s not the amazing bit, whats amazing are the words YAH put in
Balaam’s mouth to speak (declare).
Up to this point Israel had rebelled against YAH in so many ways. They were back
in the desert because they failed to believe YAH could take them to the promise land
even though they were by the “door”.
They complained, tested, grumbled, and worshipped other gods (the golden calf) so you would think
YAH would allow the cursing to happen as a way of punishment for all the wrong things they
had done to that point. But that is not what happened.
Instead of allowing Balaam to curse them, He let him bless them!
He had forgiven them completely. Through all the bad they did and all the bad they were
going to do YAH still forgave them. He didn’t hold their sin against them.
This is a picture of how merciful our God is. We deserve worse because of our sin
but that’s not what we get.
The Israelites failed YAH so many times and yet He still loved them, He still forgave them,
He stopped Balaam from cursing them.
Do we really understand how great YAH’s love is for us?
I think the enemy lies to us that our sin is unbearable to YAH and because it’s so
unbearable, He will keep His distance from us. That’s a lie.
I am not saying it’s okay to sin, what I am saying is that YAH loves us no matter what.
There are consequences for sin and that is shown by the Israelites who never made it into the
promise land because of their unbelief.
But to say that the Lord hates us and can’t stand us because of sin is a lie. When He sees
us, He sees His children. He loves us so much.
You may have messed up and are continuing to mess up but know that you can repent.
Confidently cry out to Him when you fall. He doesn’t disown you when you sin. He picks
you up and that’s how much He loves us
We are truly blessed….