After these things the word of the LORD came unto Abram in a vision, saying, Fear not, Abram: I am thy shield, and thy exceeding great reward. And Abram said, Lord GOD, what wilt thou give me, seeing I go childless, and the steward of my house is this Eliezer of Damascus? And Abram said, Behold, to me thou hast given no seed: and, lo, one born in my house is mine heir. And, behold, the word of the LORD came unto him, saying, This shall not be thine heir; but he that shall come forth out of thine own bowels shall be thine heir. And he brought him forth abroad, and said, Look now toward heaven, and tell the stars, if thou be able to number them: and he said unto him, So shall thy seed be. And he believed in the LORD; and he counted it to him for righteousness. And he said unto him, I am the LORD that brought thee out of Ur of the Chaldees, to give thee this land to inherit it. And he said, Lord GOD, whereby shall I know that I shall inherit it? And he said unto him, Take me an heifer of three years old, and a she goat of three years old, and a ram of three years old, and a turtledove, and a young pigeon.
Today's Morsel: We may often hear people use the phrase, "Holy Cow!" I used to wonder what made a cow holy! In some countries, the cow is considered holy. Maybe when Abraham was told to offer a heifer to God, and Samuel was told to take a heifer when he went to anoint David to be king of Israel, because these cows were used as sacrifices to God, they were considered to be holy cows. But today, I thank God that I can use the cow for a good old juicy hamburger, and present myself as a living sacrifice to Him. I am the only sacrifice that God desires.
Sing: Lord prepare me, to be a sanctuary, pure and holy, tried and true, and with thanksgiving, I'll be a living, sanctuary, for You.