Numbers 22:113; 2135
Moses Series: Lesson #13
Bible Verse: Open my eyes that I may see. Psalm 119:18
Bible Story for children:
Focus on: We may not see God with our eyes, but He is still here and working
in our lives.
Prop ideas: Donkey Puppet or Doll
The children of Israel were still wandering in the desert. As they
traveled to the plains of Moab they camped along the Jordan River.
Balak, the King of Moab had heard about how they had fought and
beat the Amorites. He was scared because there were so many
Israelites. Balak was afraid that these people would defeat his
country, too. Balak sent messengers to Balaam to ask him for help.
When Balaam would bless people, they would be blessed. When he
would curse them they would be cursed. The messengers took money
to pay Balaam to put a curse on the people of Israel.
God told Balaam that he must not curse the people Balak wanted to
curse. “These people are blessed,” God said. Balaam told the
messengers that he could not go with them. These messengers left,
but Balak sent more. They said that Balak would pay him a lot of
money to curse the Israelites. This time Balaam went with them, but
he told them, “I can only do what God allows me to do.”
Balaam saddled his donkey and went with the messengers. God was
angry with Balaam and sent the angel of the LORD to oppose him.
When the donkey saw the angel standing in the road with a sword in
his hand, she turned off the road and into a field. Balaam beat her to
get her back on the road. The angel stood in a narrow path with two
walls on both sides. When the donkey saw the angel again, she
pressed against a wall and crushed Balaam’s foot. He beat her again.
The angel went ahead of them and stood in a narrow place where
there was no room to turn, not to the right and not to the left. When
When finished with activities, return
all necessary items to bag and place
in the hallway for pickup.
the donkey saw the angel this time, she lay down because the