Wit 'n Wisdom of Janice LaQuiere

Saturday, April 08, 2006

Actions or Attitude?

What counts, our obedience or our attitude?

This morning I meditated on the story of Balaam, (Num. 22-24) and noticed that amazingly, Balaam was in obedience to God's command. God told Balaam to not curse, but bless the Israelites and that is precisely what Balaam did.

Interesting, isn't it? Because even though Balaam fulfilled the commandment of God his heart was full of sin. He later advised Balaak on how to lead the Israelites into the sins of immorality and idol worship causing God's wrath. Later, Balaam is held up as an example of a ungodliness. (2 Pet 2:15, Jud 1:11).

The next time we use our actions to verify that we are in God's will, remember that without a good attitude our actions are worthless.


  • Wow! What a convicting post for me. My attitude about not writing hasn't been the greatest at times. But it's getting better. I'll have to reread this scripture!

    Thanks for sharing.

    By Gina Conroy, at 2:46 PM  

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