Read: Numbers 21-22
Marked: Numbers 22:20, And God came to Balaam at night and said to him, “If the men come to call you, rise [and] go with them; but only the word which I speak to you–that you shall do.”
God tells Balaam to speak only the word which God speaks. God repeats His command in verse 35. When we speak of God and His word, perhaps quoting a verse or relating a subject or a topic found in Scripture, do we do so accurately?
There are many things said about God, or what Scripture says that have no basis in fact. For example: “God helps those who help themselves.” Or, “God doesn’t give you more than you can handle.”
In Acts 17:10-12 we have the example of the Bereans. They received the word with all readiness, but then searched the Scriptures if what Paul said was true. We shouldn’t be too quick to accept what someone says about God or the Bible without first checking it out for ourselves.