“Spend the night here and I’ll respond when God tells me.”
~ Numbers 21:27

Balak the Moabite King sent messengers to the evil prophet Bilaam, asking him to curse and thereby destroy the Jews.

Why did Bilaam tell the messengers to spend the night?

Because God only communicates with wicked prophets clandestinely at night, Bilaam couldn’t respond immediately. Therefore he was forced to behave like a man secretively sneaking out to visit his concubine.

Healthy spirituality may be personal and even private, but it has nothing to hide. If it does, it’s probably rotten.