Numbers 22 speaks of Balak the king of Moab trying to ask Balaam, a Gentile prophet of God, to curse the Israelites. Balaam received the speaking from Jehovah to not go to meet Balak, but he still wanted to go. God’s speaking is very clear in that He said, “You shall not go with them; you shall not curse the people, for they are blessed” (v.12).
Footnote 1 of verse 8 for further enlightenment: “Balaam’s asking God whether he should go with the messengers or not was self-deception. If we seek the Lord’s will but are actually inclined to carry out our own desires, we may deceive ourselves, even as Balaam received himself.
We should seek the Lord’s will without having any other desire but to know His will and to do it.”
Makes me ponder my current situation and consider whether what I do is according to God’s will. O Lord, may Your will be realised in me!