10 for every animal of the forest is mine,
and the cattle on a thousand hills.
11 I know every bird in the mountains,
and the creatures of the field are mine.
12 If I were hungry I would not tell you,
for the world is mine, and all that is in it.
[Editor's Comment: What a powerful statement about our Almighty God. He has need of nothing. He is the Creator of all that is, and He has made man in His own image.
Animals are important to God. He has a prior claim on them. Every beast of the forest belongs to Him. The cattle on a thousand hills are His.
We believe, I hope we do, that if we have a financial need beyond our capability to pay it that like Dr. Harry Ironside, a great expository preacher, and a member of the board of trustees in the early days of Dallas Theological Seminary, we can pray, "Lord, we know You own the cattle on a thousand hills, and if necessary You can sell some of them and send us the money to pay the indebtedness of Dallas Theological Seminary.
Before Dr. Ironside finished his prayer, a tall Texan walked into the president's office with a check for the exact amount of the indebteness. He told the president's secretary he has just sold two carloads of his cattle and he felt compelled by God to give it all to the seminary.
The secretary brought the check to the president in the board meeting and told him the news. Dr. Shaffer said to Dr. Ironside, "God just sold some of His cattle and sent a cowboy to bring us the money."
If God can do that for the Baptists, surely He can do the same for Emmanuel College. I pray that it will happen even this week.