𝐏𝐨𝐫𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐓𝐢𝐭𝐥𝐞: This portion is from the section Balak (בָּלָק — Hebrew for “Balak,” a name, the second word, and the first distinctive word, in the parashah) is the 40th weekly Torah portion (פָּרָשָׁה, parashah) in the annual cycle of Torah reading and the seventh in the Book of Numbers.
𝐏𝐚𝐬𝐬𝐚𝐠𝐞: Numbers 22:2–25:9
𝐑𝐞𝐟𝐥𝐞𝐜𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧: No One Can Curse Who Yahweh Has Blessed! There is no divination against Jacob, no evil omens against Israel. Regardless of what the news cycle reports, what systematic plots of oppression are launched or the implicit and explicit biases expressed towards Yahweh’s people we MUST remember that Yahweh’s word is true. No one can curse who Yahweh has blessed and in the end The Kingdom will come.
Look at all the empires who held the Children of Zion in bondage: Egypt, Assyria, Babylon, Persia, Greece, Rome? Each empire fell and decreased in influence and yet we survived. Do not fear but be wise, prepare, pray and work for justice but know that it will be Adonai who preserves his people.
Sadly, as we continue reading this Torah portion. we read about the children of Israel cursing themselves through their own actions which shows even if no one can curse Adonai’s people they can curse themselves through disobedience.
The weapons will be formed but know they won’t prosper against Jacob unless we are in disobedience.
𝐑𝐞𝐬𝐨𝐮𝐫𝐜𝐞: Aleph Beta Video: How To Be Honest With Ourselves https://www.alephbeta.org/playlist/lesson-from-king-balak-of-moab
𝐐𝐮𝐞𝐬𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧: Why do you think the children of Israel fell into idolatry right after their deliverance from the curse that was being sent to the defeat them? What does this show us about self-Sabotage?
𝐋𝐞𝐭’𝐬 𝐫𝐞𝐚𝐝 𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐬 𝐰𝐞𝐞𝐤’𝐬 𝐓𝐨𝐫𝐚𝐡 𝐩𝐨𝐫𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧!