“…but he was rebuked for his iniquity: a dumb donkey speaking with a man’s voice restrained the madness of the prophet.”
but he was rebuked for his iniquity:
A jackass rebuked Balaam. The Holy Spirit has a great sense of humor here. He took a jackass to reprimand and blame Balaam.
“Iniquity” is lawlessness. By using his spiritual gift for monetary gain, Balaam entered lawlessness. His lawlessness continued by luring young Israeli men into a situation where young girls paraded in front of them. He said in effect, “Let nature take its course.” He led these young Jewish men into immorality.
a dumb donkey speaking with a man’s voice
Here a jackass is smarter than Balaam.
“Speaking” here is bombastic speaking. He not only spoke, but he preached a sermon. He probably preached a better sermon than most preachers preach!
restrained the madness of the prophet
Balaam was cut off at the pass when he heard the jackass speak. Balaam was “mad” because his love for money blinded him.
God can use any vehicle to communicate his truth.
If God can take a jackass and turn him into a preacher, then He can use you and your message. When you think you have arrived as a great communicator, remember Balaam’s ass!
2 Peter 2:16 But was rebuked for his iniquity: the dumb ass speaking with man’s voice forbad the madness of the prophet.
2 Peter 2:17 These are the well without water, clouds that are with a tempest; to home the mist of darkness is reserved for ever.
It is to my undertanding that Peter was prophesising our new modern age, our media means of communication as will be explained. In Previous verses, we see that he mentions that “among you there will be”, clearly states this fact. We also see that the spirit of God revealed synapeses of what was their to come in todays day and age, apparently, many may have taken him an being old man who was loosing his mind as he starts speaking about clergy deceiving the church (Catholic Church), and then seems to wonder off in another topic, but to the contrary we see that he clearly sees in what ways we have become cursed children. 2 Peter 2:16 states,”But was rebuked for his iniquity: the dumb ass speaking with man’s voice forbade the madness of the prophet”. Clearly state a form of puppet play acting, Perhaps a puppet show full of lies and controversies with bible. but also theater play acting? Greek play acts were a custom form of life back in those times. 2 Peter 2:17 These are the well without water, clouds that are with a tempest; to whome the mist of darkness is reserved for ever. This forms of false doctrine appears to be. but, on the other extreme, their exists misinformation, deception, lies, and perversion which is know being learned and practiced through the accepatance of what people see on TV. If we apply 2 Peter 2:17, Indeed this form of entertainment is merely temporary, as it does not feel the void within. Furthermore, TV talk shows have become extremely perverted everyday. Divorce shows, fornication among teenagers, homosexuallity shows are being depicted as normal everday occurences. This is confirmed in 2 Peter 2:15 which states that, “Which have forsaken the right way, and are gone astray, following the way of Balaam the son of Bosor, who loved the wages of unrighteousness;” In my opinion.
it is awesome think u alot
You are welcome DJ.