THROUGH THE BIBLE IN THREE YEARS
President Woodrow Wilson had a very good sense of humor.
The following story was told about an incident in his life as President.
A New Jersey man telephoned Wilson at the White House at three o'clock in the morning.
The operator rang through and awakened President Wilson.
When the call came through and Wilson was on the line, the man said, "Sir, the collector of customs here in New Jersey has died."
Wilson replied, "I'm sorry to hear that, but why are you calling at this hour."
The man said, "I want to replace him."
Wilson answered, "Well, if the undertaker has no objection, neither do I."
Except the LORD build the house, they labour in vain that build it: except the LORD keep the city, the watchman waketh but in vain.
Consider your life as a "house" or a "city."
We each are building our lives.
We are building our lives here on earth, and we are actually building for eternity.
Unless we allow God to have control in our lives we are building in vain.
At the end of this physical life is eternity.
And eternity without God is not a good choice.
The life that is built without God is without character and integrity.
It is built entirely upon selfish desires.
The Scripture above also says unless God "keeps" what we are building all our care is nil.
Many years ago, "watchmen" were placed around cities to guard the city from enemies. Our greatest enemy is sin.
Unless we allow God to have control in our lives we have no "Watchman" against sin.
Building with ambition is to form our lives upon God's principles.
Let us determine to give God control of our lives in order to have a "Watchman" over sin.