Numbers 22:21-35 - The First Wise Ass
Bizarre Bible Stories
The Bible says what!? Yes, there are some pretty bizarre stories in the Bible. Whether it’s the story about Paul preaching so long that someone fell asleep and then literally fell from a three-story window to his death, or the story about one of God’s prophets who preached without clothing, these are some stories that we don’t teach children in Sunday School. Quite frankly, many adults have never heard these stories either. However, these events were recorded in the Bible for a reason. The point of our summer sermon series, Bizarre Bible Stories, is to dig into these stories and find the meaning behind them. Beautiful Savior’s goal is that, through this sermon series, you will enjoy a lot of the humor found in the Bible, some of which is hidden and some of which is not so hidden, but all of which gives us lessons for living today.
This week we hear the story of a talking donkey – a very smart, wise ass. He was carrying a prophet who was blatantly ignoring God’s will for the sake of money, and the donkey saved his life, because the donkey saw the feared Angel of the Lord waiting to strike down the prophet. This story is a warning against ignoring God’s will for the sake of the fleeting pleasures of this world.
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