Saturday, January 23, 2016

DAILY?READINGS: Gen. 29; Job 38-39; Matt. 15:29 to 16:12

And the Nazarite shall shave the head of his separation at the door of the tabernacle of the congregation, and shall take the hair of the head of his separation, and put it in the fire which is under the sacrifice of the peace offerings. Number 6:18

Have you ever smelled burning hair? It is not pleasant. That which would be naturally repugnant to the nostrils of man had found acceptance and appreciation by the Lord. The world looks with disdain and disgust at the believer that wants to lead a life separated to God. Yet to God it is a sweet smelling savour. The Nazarite offered his hair as a sacrifice—that hair was the token of his separation to the Lord. —Sid Halsband

Take my life, and let it be, consecrated, Lord, to Thee;
Take my moments and my days, let them flow with ceaseless praise.
—Frances Ridley Havergal