Monday, March 1, 2010

Sacrifice is not the only thing required...

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. And he took unto him all these, and divided them in the midst, and laid each piece one against another: but the birds divided he not. And when the fowls came down upon the carcases, Abram drove them away. - Genesis 15:9-11 (KJV)
Abraham was interacting with God and was called to present a sacrifice, which he did; but he did something more.

The bible makes a point to mention that when the buzzards came down to feast he drove them away.

The significance?

Whenever we purpose to do something for God, a sacrifice of our time, talents, or treasure, there is always something that tries to spoil it. We must, like Abraham, be alert to and drive away any attitude or action that would try to make our offering of less value.

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