Children should be like their parents. Nature itself prompts the son to imitate the father; and shall not grace have equal power? Shall not the new birth be even more influential than the first? Shall not the children of the thrice holy Jehovah exhibit something of their great Progenitors spirit and character? It must be so, or we shall have serious reason to doubt whether we are children of God at all.
O Lord, with sorrow and with shame,
We meekly would confess
How little we, who bear thy name,
Thy mind and ways express.
Give us thy meek, thy lowly mind;
We would obedient be;
And all our rest and pleasure find
In fellowship with thee.