“The oracle of Balaam the son of Beor, the oracle of the man whose eye is opened, the oracle of him who hears the words of God, and knows the knowledge of the Most High, who sees the vision of the Almighty, falling down with his eyes uncovered.” Numbers 24:15-16
How amazing is it that we are honored to hear the words of God? The Lord speaks to us. If at any point we sense His presence, see depth in His Word, or get a glimpse of what He wants to do, we have been shown magnificent grace. This is the Most High. The One who reigns over everything. The One whose glory far surpasses anything we can possibly comprehend. His splendor fills the skies and is greater than all we see. And He speaks to us. He gives us His wisdom. He leads us by still waters. He restores our soul.
The Lord of Hosts opens our eyes and our ears to know His greatness. That He takes such personal notice of us, that He cares at all, is astounding. Who are we, to be noticed by One so high above everything we know? And the fact that Jesus came to die for us, that His Spirit moves in our hearts and reveals truth, should blow us away. God draws us near. He is near to us when we are brokenhearted. He frees us from all that holds us captive. He shows us the path of freedom, righteousness, and joy. God does this.
“Your testimonies are wonderful; therefore my soul keeps them. The unfolding of your words gives light; it imparts understanding to the simple…The sum of your word is truth, and every one of your righteous rules endures forever…I rejoice at your word like one who finds great spoil.” Psalm 119:129-130, 160, 162