1. Introduction

a) The Bible is full of wonderful stories and special truth. What we want to do is to discover the Bible.  

b) Psalm 119:11 says, "Your word I have hidden in my heart, that I might not sin against You." 

c) Nurture and grow your understanding of the Bible as you read and discover the Bible.  

2. The Hireling Prophet (7)

a) Numbers 24:20-25 New International Version (NIV)

i) Balaam’s Fifth Message

20 Then Balaam saw Amalek and spoke his message:
“Amalek was first among the nations,
    but their end will be utter destruction.”

ii) Balaam’s Sixth Message

21 Then he saw the Kenites and spoke his message:

“Your dwelling place is secure,
    your nest is set in a rock;
22 yet you Kenites will be destroyed
    when Ashur takes you captive.”

iii) Balaam’s Seventh Message

23 Then he spoke his message:

“Alas! Who can live when God does this?
24     Ships will come from the shores of Cyprus;
they will subdue Ashur and Eber,
    but they too will come to ruin.”

25 Then Balaam got up and returned home, and Balak went his own way.