Balak hired the prophet Balaam to curse Israel. Balaam agreed to take Balak’s money but insisted that he could only say what the Lord gave him to say. Rather than bringing a curse, Balaam spoke great blessing, most of all he prophesied of the coming Messiah.
“I see Him, but not now; I behold Him, but not near; a Star shall come out of Jacob; a Scepter shall rise out of Israel, and batter the brow of Moab, and destroy all the sons of tumult.
“And Edom shall be a possession; Seir also, his enemies, shall be a possession, while Israel does valiantly.
“Out of Jacob One shall have dominion, and destroy the remains of the city.”
PRAY THAT ALL PEOPLE AND NATIONS WHO TRY TO CURSE ISRAEL WILL INSTEAD BLESS HER.
[Church of the Ascension]