Numbers 22:29–Balaam answered the donkey, “You have made a fool of me! If only I had a sword in my hand, I would kill you right now.”
Ok, so Balaam is traveling and his donkey moves off the path to avoid an angel intent upon killing his rider three times. Balaam gets angry and beats the donkey. Then the Lord opens the donkey’s mouth and the donkey asks why Balaam did that. Now Balaam must have been very angry because even a talking donkey didn’t shock him out of his anger. He didn’t even bother asking, “You can talk?” His anger that his pride had been wounded eclipsed everything else at that point. Do we allow our pride to be in charge of all that we do and say?
Father, forgive me for allowing my pride to get in the way of what You are asking me to do. I pray that no matter how You choose to get my attention that I will be open to listening and obeying You.