Today I will build God’s altar in my heart everywhere I encounter His blessings and there offer prayers and the sacrifice of thanksgiving. This altar will remind me of daily decisions: to choose the Lord (Bethel-house of God) or to choose the world (Ai-heap of ruins), for I live between these two opposites.
Abram traveled to the hill country east of Bethel and camped between Bethel and Ai, where he built another altar and worshiped the Lord.
Contemporary English Version
Today I will choose to build God’s altar in my heart.