Numbers 23: 21; ‘He hath not beheld iniquity in Jacob, neither hath he seen perverseness in Israel: the Lord his God is with him, and the shout of a king is among them’.
You know the moment of realization when you have colossally messed up. You’re expecting the person in charge to just desert you and turn his back on you. If it’s towards a friend, its most likely that the friendship is over and rightly so. You have had so many warnings, but there really isn’t any getting through to you.
This should have been the story of the Israelites. But God is too trill! Have you ever read the book of Numbers? Omo, God really dealt with the children of Isreal in the wilderness o. But he’s just such a boss! Twale sir!
Much like a proper boss at work who takes the fall for you at work. Despite the fact that he has corrected you, he still lets others know that you’re still his employee. The verse is just so profound. In my mind I’m like, ‘how can God even say that he has not beheld iniquity in Jacob’? These people that can sin for Africa. Gossiping they are there. Grumbling, present sir! Discontent, doubt. Idol worship and the list does go on.
But God said He didn’t find iniquity in them, so who am I to find iniquity? It really just gives credence to the fact that God’s ways really aren’t our ways (Isaiah 55:9). And this really is the God whom we serve. Despite our shortcomings, despite our failures, despite of how many times we misbehave.
When God looks at us, He sees redeemed. He sees blameless. He sees all the things that the devil will now have us believing about ourselves. So if you’ve behaved like the Israelites at one point or another in your life and you are waiting for the hammer to come down. Even in the punishment, God will still say He hasn’t beheld iniquity in you.