PSALM 127 - The Builder Par Excellence 8 Mar 2020
If my house is not built by God, what kind of house will it be? A house of the world? A house of the Devil?
If my house is not worthy of God, what shall become of that house in the future? If I do not raise children for God and in the fear of God, what will be my inheritance? If no-one will inherit what I work for, what is the use of my life?
Lord God, please build my house and teach me how to raise children for you.
1 [Song of Ascents. Of Solomon]
If Yahweh does not build a house
in vain do its builders toil.
If Yahweh does not guard a city
in vain does its guard keep watch.
2 In vain you get up earlier,
and put off going to bed,
sweating to make a living,
since it is he who provides
for his beloved as they sleep.
3 Sons are a birthright from Yahweh,
children are a reward from him.
4 Like arrows in a warrior's hand
are the sons you father when young.
5 How blessed is the man
who has filled his quiver with them;
in dispute with his enemies at the city gate
he will not be worsted.
Excerpt from THE NEW JERUSALEM BIBLE, copyright (c) 1985 by
Darton, Longman & Todd, Ltd. and Doubleday, a division
of Penguin Random House, Inc. Reprinted by Permission.
A good house needs a great Builder