Balaam, not being able to directly curse the Israelites, had a devious plan to bring the Moabite daughters to weaken the strength of the mighty camp. This plague was so efficient it took down even priestly leadership.
Often enough we are quick to pursue lifestyles which conclude in frivolous nonsense. External noises, anxious to diverge its attention, break upon the internal realms of countless souls for the greatest impact.
In reflection, have discerned the Father’s ways to be too upright for commonality–specifically the superficial, senseless routines today. His precepts require a sobering and consistent holiness… a diligent, steadfast strength which perseveres through dire circumstances.
They looked to themselves and the power they possessed. They trained, they studied… they fought great battles and gained much success until the very end. It was at this end when all the vain glory was swept away.
Deliverance is usually hindered by those who fear their own taskmasters (such is the slave mentality). Yet instead of reacting to communal pressure, Moshe understood the conflict would be resolved by a greater and mightier power.