Sunday, June 21, 2015

Who Is Building Your House?

Some thoughts on Father's Day...

Psalm 127:1–5 (NKJV)
1 Unless the Lord builds the house,
They labor in vain who build it;
Unless the Lord guards the city,
The watchman stays awake in vain.
2 It is vain for you to rise up early,
To sit up late,
To eat the bread of sorrows;
For so He gives His beloved sleep.
3 Behold, children are a heritage from the Lord,
The fruit of the womb is a reward.
4 Like arrows in the hand of a warrior,
So are the children of one’s youth.
5 Happy is the man who has his quiver full of them;
They shall not be ashamed,
But shall speak with their enemies in the gate.  
  • Your house/dynasty will not be defined by your labor, but by God's.
  • Any perceived gains are only gains so long as the Lord protects them.
  • Hard work and diligence are not the most important thing. Trusting in God, allows us opportunity to relax.
  • God's greatest earthly gift to us is our children.
  • Children are weapons. Be careful where you aim them.

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