"Except the LORD build the house, they labor in vain that build it: except the LORD keep the city, the watchman waketh but in vain" (Psalm 127:1,2). "Many seek the ruler's favor; but every man's judgment cometh from the LORD" (Proverbs 29:26). "The Lord GOD hath given me the tongue of the learned, that I should know how to speak a word in season to him that is weary" (Isaiah 50:4). "Ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body and in your spirit, which are God's" (1 Corinthians 6:20).
We have a tendency to build
The things we then must daily guard.
Unless God's calling is fulfilled,
Our work shall be in vain and hard.
We tend to seek the ruler's favor,
Instead of looking to the Lord
To seek the pleasure of our Savior,
Which is our ultimate reward.
We need this Word of God's correction
In season for the weary soul
To bring this purpose to perfection:
God's glory as our highest goal.
O Lord, You bought us with a price!
Now let the weary hear this word
To thus recall Your sacrifice
With love renewed and worship stirred.