King Balak hired Balaam to curse Israel. Basically, he wanted to force God to repent of His blessing on Israel. As King, Balak was used to getting what he wanted.
The quote above is from Part 14 of a blog series by Julia Bruce on Self-Care for people in ministry. Read the blogs here: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part
Two ministry workers were discussing their problems over lunch one day. One of them said to the other one: “What I need is a blessing that isn’t in disguise.” The