Balaam makes God angry

Numbers 22:20-22a That night God came to Balaam and said, “Since these men have come to summon you, go with them, but do only what I tell you.” Balaam got up in the morning, saddled his donkey and went with the princes of Moab. But God was very angry when he went, and the angel of the LORD stood in the road to oppose him.


There are volumes written explaining Bible difficulties. I do have to look this one up because it sure doesn’t make sense. Please feel free to add comments if you understand why God gave Balaam a directive then was very angry when he obeyed it.

3 responses to “Balaam makes God angry

  • Anonymous

    The strange part of this story wasn’t God’s schizophrenia but the TALKING DONKEY (Numbers 22:28-30). There was also the TALKING SERPENT found in Genesis. These would make great readings.

  • heardofgod

    It’s like when you tell your children “no” to protect them or their interests and they ask again. I very seldom do this but I have said “yes” the second time because I knew they would learn their lesson if I just take them. I was a little upset though because I said “no” and that should’ve been enough. So I went with them and they didn’t have fun and I didn’t assist in making it more fun and they learned their lesson, but even so the obedience would’ve been a little more pleasing.

    Don’t know if that helps.



  • heardofgod

    Sorry, God said “no” the first time (Numbers 22: 12) then he said “Okay, go” (v.20).

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