Posted by: Larry Hoekman | June 30, 2017

Psalms — Psalm 127 – Unless The Lord!

Day 2790: Long 4th of July weekend for some in the U.S. of A! Have fun!

Scripture: Unless the Lord builds the house, they labor in vain who build it; unless the Lord guards the city, the watchman keeps awake in vain. It is vain for you to rise up early, to retire late, to eat the bread of painful labors; for He gives to His beloved even in his sleep.

Behold, children are a gift of the Lord, the fruit of the womb is a reward. Like arrows in the hand of a warrior, so are the children of one’s youth. How blessed is the man whose quiver is full of them; they will not be ashamed when they speak with their enemies in the gate.  Psalm 127

Thoughts/questions: Definitely a dual focused Psalm, so we’ll do two days on this one! First half – the Psalmist indicates that we can prepare, plan, act, protect, and more but can’t guarantee anything. Unless the Lord is involved in our processes, it is vain!

And after we prepare, plan, act, and protect, then we WORRY! Wow, we do have control issues don’t we??? Let’s back up a step – So, knowing that the Lord can provide for us even in our sleep, shouldn’t we prepare, plan, act, and protect, AND be at peace free from worry?

Our actions don’t have to change, but our attitude does! Let’s commit ALL of our ways to Him and confidently and humbly live out our lives in submission to His loving will for us! 

Suggested prayer: Dear Lord, I take control too often, but know that You are the One Who really is in charge. Help me to rest in that knowledge . . .

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