Do As You Are Told

March 20, 2020

Word of the day: 35 And the angel of the Lord said to Balaam, “Go with the men, but speak only the word that I tell you.” So Balaam went on with the princes of Balak. Numbers 22:35 ESV

We all know this, but words do hurt. When God instructs us to spread positivity through our terms, do it. We are now in times of isolation, which is hard for a lot of people. Today’s verse, the angel of the Lord told Balaam to speak words that are being told by the Lord. Hanging around the wrong crowd, in the passages ahead, Balak went to Balaam and told him to spread curses. The last thing that needed to happen is curses. When you are given instructions by the Lord to have limits to your mouth, make it a practice to say less unless the Lord tells you to say something. Balaam got the consequences of listening to someone else instead. Today, meditate on quiet time and knowing what to say and when to say it. There are plenty of negative things going around, and it is not something everybody wants to hear. Let’s do something good for someone, saying something beautiful, especially while being socially distant. Being careful and not selfish. The words we speak can wonderfully impact someone or hurt someone.
Father, thank you for our fellowship. We are in confusing times right now; I pray for clarity, encouragement, wisdom during these times. There are so many words that are not the right words that are coming out of people’s mouths. I pray we all stay on your words of encouragement. We never know what to believe, and people do not know when to be quiet or say the right words. Let us be the shining example. Thank you for your love. We give you praise. In Jesus’ name. Amen!

Author: Darren Watts

My name is Darren. I started sharing devotions in June 2019. As one of the ministry leaders at my church. One reason why I started devotions is because of the lack of inspiration and motivation in our lives. It is hard to be encouraged with a lot of negativity going around. I invite you to be encouraged by the word of God. Our struggles can be personal, at the workplace, and the lack of community in our lives. When we go through hard times, we need the word of God. Please read them and be encouraged. I also started a podcast talking about racism and discrimination. Please take a moment to check that out as well. Afternoon Coffee Break with Darren Watts.