God Blesses the Family
1 Unless the LORD builds the house,
They labor in vain who build it;
Unless the LORD guards the city,
The watchman keeps awake in vain.
· “The only way of having a quiet mind and good success, is to use the means without anxiety, and to commit the success to God.” (Dickson)
· Were our gratitude what it ought to be, each season of refreshing rest would be followed by a song of praise.
· Children themselves will but wring our hearts with anguish, except as God leads them in the paths of peace and virtue. “Children are to us what God makes them, comforts or crosses.”