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Generally donkeys are just considered "dumb animals".
We think of their chief characteristic as "stubborn".
See, just like humans.
But, even these dumb stubborn animals God was able to use.
There was the time that God used a donkey in correcting an
errant prosperity preacher.
..."but he was rebuked for his iniquity: a dumb donkey speaking
with a man's voice restrained the madness of the prophet."
(2 Peter 2:16 NKJV)
[You can read the full story in the book of Numbers,
chapters 22 - 24.]
When the creator himself was here on earth as a man, he chose
a donkey to ride on in what we call "The Triumphant Entry
into Jerusalem." Yes, it was to fulfill prophecy:
"Tell the daughter of Zion,
'Behold your King is coming
Lowly and sitting on a
A colt, the foal of a donkey"
(Matthew 21:5 NKJV)
The point here is that the donkey was submissive to the
will of it's creator. That is better than what a lot of us do.
Are we going to let donkeys be more useful to God that ourselves?
God said through king David:
"I will instruct you and teach
you in the way you should go;
I will guide you with My eye.
Do not be like the horse or
like the mule,
Which have no understanding,
Which must be harnessed
with bit and bridle,
Else they will not come near you."
(Psalms 32:8,9 NKJV)
"A whip for the horse,
A bridle for the donkey,
And a rod for the fool's back.
(Proverbs 26;3 NKJV)