Numbers 22:6 (CEV) “They are too powerful for us to defeat, so would you come and place a curse on them? Maybe then we can run them off. I know that anyone you bless will be successful, but anyone you curse will fail. ”
King Balak wanted a prophet named Balaam to curse Israel.
Numbers 22:7-14 (CEV) “The leaders of Moab and Midian left and took along money to pay Balaam for his work. When they got to his house, they gave him Balak’s message. “Spend the night here, ” Balaam replied, “and tomorrow I will tell you the LORD’S answer. ” So the officials stayed at his house. During the night, God asked Balaam, “Who are these people at your house? ” “They are messengers from King Balak of Moab, ” Balaam answered. “He sent them to ask me to go to Moab and place a curse on the people who have come there from Egypt. They have settled everywhere around him, and he wants to run them off. ” But God replied, “Don’t go with Balak’s messengers. I have blessed those people who have come from Egypt, so don’t curse them. ”
Numbers 23:8 (CEV) “But I can’t go against God! He did not curse or condemn Israel. ”
Numbers 23:11-12 (CEV) “Balak said, “What are you doing? I asked you to come and place a curse on my enemies. But you have blessed them instead! ” Balaam answered, “I can say only what the LORD tells me. ”
When we have the favor of God, nothing can stop the blessings of God.
Regardless of your current circumstances, God commands His favor. He can restore, He can replace and He can take what’s bad and turn it into good.
When we have God’s favor, those that mean to curse us often turn into blessings for us.
How has God’s favor turned something bad into something good in your life?