God and Be at Peace
And all thy children
shall be taught of the Lord; and great shall be the peace of thy children.
Your home is a little world of itself. .
. . You are the ones who must decide whether your children shall choose the
service of God or the service of mammon, eternal life or eternal death. . . .
Like the patriarchs of old, those who
profess to love God should erect an altar to Him wherever they pitch their
tent. . . . Let the father, as priest of the household, lay upon the altar of
God the morning and evening sacrifice, while the wife and children unite in
prayer and praise. In such a household Jesus will love to abide.
From every Christian home a holy light
should shine forth. Love should be revealed in every act. It should flow out in
all home intercourse, showing itself in thoughtful kindness, in gentle,
unselfish courtesy. There are homes where this principle is carried out--homes
where God is worshiped and truest love reigns. From these homes morning and
evening prayer ascends to God as sweet incense, and His mercies and blessings
descend upon the suppliants like morning dew.
Let us raise our eyes to the open door of
the sanctuary above, where the light of the glory of God shines in the face of
Christ, who "is able also to save them to the uttermost that come unto God
by Him." . . .
The soul may ascend nearer heaven on the
wings of praise. God is worshiped with song and music in the courts above, and
as we express our gratitude, we are approximating to the worship of the
heavenly hosts. "Whoso offereth praise glorifieth" God. Let us with
reverent joy come before our Creator, with "thanksgiving, and the voice of
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