Friday, June 21, 2013

Right Place at the Right Time?

Can you be in the right place at the right time? Or the wrong place at the wrong time? Is there really such a thing? Naturally if you believe in divine intervention then any place you are is the right place, even if the wrong outcome occurs.

This week's parsha, Balak the king of Moab learns that you can run but you can not hide from God.
27. Balak said to Balaam, "Come now, I will take you to a different place. Perhaps it will please God, and you will curse them for me from there.   כז. וַיֹּאמֶר בָּלָק אֶל בִּלְעָם לְכָה נָּא אֶקָּחֲךָ אֶל מָקוֹם אַחֵר אוּלַי יִישַׁר בְּעֵינֵי הָאֱלֹהִים וְקַבֹּתוֹ לִי מִשָּׁם:
Balaam has failed to curse children of Israel and  Balak suggests it is a location problem. What is amusing about this is the fact that Balak wants to protect himself from Israel's God and has no respect and because he is an idol worshipper does not view omnipotence as a reality.

When we go out in the business world, sometimes we face adverse circumstances. We may be in the wrong place or the wrong time but it always is up to us and our belief. yes, your personal preference may be for a different job or city or situation, but after a while, you too may find the answer is always the same.

You can not change what God wants for you although you may be able to influence the outcome if you believe first.
Parsha Balak in the book of Bamidbar, Numbers 22:2-25:9
It is said that the Torah or Bible could be interpreted in over 70 ways. More likely these days 100's of ways. In light of this idea, I am writing some posts that bring a business sense to what we can learn on a weekly basis. Enjoy, Shabbat Shalom

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