In Balaam’s first oracle to Balak, God declared that those whom He has blessed cannot be cursed (v. 8). In the second oracle, God declared Himself to be a protection for Israel, like the horns of a wild ox (v. 22). In both of Balaam’s first two oracles, God’s message to Balak, as he tried to curse Israel, was that He cannot be controlled. God had blessed Israel, and He would not change His mind because He is faithful and true.
No one and nothing can thwart God’s plans for His people. Not even Satan can do anything to curse the people of God (Job 1:12). Our God is like a wild ox and He fights for us. Even though we may face persecution and difficult times, there is nothing that can stop God from fulfilling all that He has planned and promised. God has placed stories of His work in the Bible so that we can see how He works for the good of His people and realize that He works for us in the same way. Then in light of God’s unstoppable faithfulness, we can be faithful to Him, trusting that as we live for Him, He is fighting for us and for our good.
How can seeing the unstoppable faithfulness of God in Scripture change the way you approach difficult situations today?