Numbers 22; 31 – Balak, king of Moab, needs to defeat Israel, but how? He elects to persuade Balaam, a prophet, to turn God on Israel. Yup. Balaam is tempted by the riches offered and clearly wants to have his cake and eat it too. God is angry with Balaam over his waffling and counsel to Balak. Also, Balaam’s donkey talks. Talking Donkeys! Kurt Francom of LeadingLDS joins us.
Numbers 11-14; 21 – The Israelites murmur about eating manna and desire meat. Why did they lose sight of their goal of the promised land? Miriam and Aaron gripe about Moses and the Lord chastises them for speaking against their leader. How do we backbite against our leaders today? How did Joshua and Caleb demonstrate resolve? What did the Israelites need to do to be saved from the fiery serpents? How do we look to God? Lauren Johnson joins us.