The Berean Expositor
Volume 6 - Page 10 of 151
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In contrast to the untiring effort suggested by the building, the watching, the late
nights and early rising which, because carried out independently of the Lord, ends in
sorrow and vanity, there is placed a picture of "His beloved" just resting on His
faithfulness, receiving the gifts of the Lord's grace "in their sleep." This passage does
not by any means condemn the building, the watching, the early rising, and the diligent
efforts, but it does show the vanity of these things apart from the Lord.
"Trust in the Lord with all thine heart, and lean not to thine own understanding. In all
thy ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct (rightly divide, LXX) thy paths"
(Proverbs 3: 5, 6).