In other words, when the frontal attack (cursing) failed, Balaam used an underhanded tactic—sending Midianite women to seduce the Israelite men.
- Disobedience—headstrong refusal to take God’s ‘No’ for an answer. When God told Balaam that he should not curse God’s people for they are blessed (Numbers 22:12), he did not give up on his plan. Finally, he caved in under pressure from great inducements from Balak.
- Spiritual blindness—he could not see the angel who stopped the donkey in its tracks while he was on his way to perform Balak’s bidding (Numbers 22: 27-34). His lack of spiritual discernment was prominent, in sharp contrast to his spectacular gift of calling curses upon others. Greed for the monetary reward had blinded Balaam; he could not see that God was trying to stop him from being an evil instrument of Balak.
To conclude, Balaam’s life reminds us that we may start well in our faith journey but may not necessarily end well. http://bit.ly/21R1xbE