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The Path That Leads Home (1 of 3)
Series: Coming Home - Finding Hope in God's Family
''When the donkey saw the angel of the LORD, she lay down under Balaam, and he was angry and beat her with his staff. Then the LORD opened the donkey's mouth, and she said to Balaam, 'What have I done to you to make you beat me these three times?' Balaam answered the donkey, 'You have made a fool of me! If I had a sword in my hand, I would kill you right now.' The donkey said to Balaam, 'Am I not your own donkey, which you have always ridden, to this day? Have I been in the habit of doing this to you?' 'No,' he said. Then the LORD opened Balaam's eyes, and he saw the angel of the LORD standing in the road with his sword drawn. So he bowed low and fell facedown.'''
Numbers 22:27-31 (NIV)
- The Path of Peer Pressure
''Then Balak sent other princes, more numerous and more distinguished than the first.''
Numbers 22:15 (NIV)
- The Path of Personal Gain
''I will pay you very well and do whatever you tell me. Just come and curse these people for me!'' Numbers 22:17 (NLT)
- The Path of Pride
''The angel of the LORD asked him, 'Why have you beaten your donkey these three times? I have come here to oppose you because your path is a reckless one before me.''' Numbers 22:32 (NIV)
- The Path of Least Resistance
1. THE PATH OF OBEDIENCE STARTS WITH HUMILITY
''Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light for my path.''
Psalm 119:105 (NIV)
''Where is the god who can compare with you- wiping the slate clean of guilt, turning a blind eye, a deaf ear, to the past sins of your purged and precious people? You don't nurse your anger and don't stay angry long, for mercy is your specialty. That's what you love most. And compassion is on its way to us. You'll stamp out our wrongdoing. You'll sink our sins to the bottom of the ocean.'' Micah 7:18-19 (MSG)
2. THE PATH OF OBEDIENCE CONTINUES ONE STEP AT A TIME
''Because of your great ...
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