Psalms 127:1


The Bible says in Psalm 127:1-2, “Except the LORD build the house, they labour in vain that build it: except the LORD keep the city, the watchman waketh but 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 giveth his beloved sleep.” Verse one is a great Bible verse. How does anything get accomplished with lasting results? The Lord must do it. And the Lord does do many things in the world, and the Lord uses people. What a blessing that is. God wants good thigs to be done much more than we do. The smart person will find out which way God is going and go with Him. Why do some endeavors fail and others succeed? One reason is that those who go with God find the success that God gives, and those who do not go with God do not find the success that God would have given. Make sure that you are surrendered to God and that you go the way that He leads you. Avoid self-will at all cost. When it says, “Except the LORD build the house, they labour in vain that build it,” it means also to make sure that you are trusting in the Lord. If only the Lord can get it done, then I must trust in Him. And once I am trusting in the Lord each moment of each day for every circumstance and endeavor I am involved with, I will have the confidence and assurance that the outcome will be God’s outcome. Therefore, no need to worry. I will do what I can, but also trust in the Lord. I do not need to lose sleep over it. The Lord “giveth his beloved sleep.”


The Bible says in Psalm 127:3-5, “Lo, children are an heritage of the LORD: and the fruit of the womb is his reward.[4] As arrows are in the hand of a mighty man; so are children of the youth.[5] Happy is the man that hath his quiver full of them: they shall not be ashamed, but they shall speak with the enemies in the gate.” Children come from God because all life comes from God. If God gives you a child, He gives you a precious gift. That child has gifts and abilities of its own. No one knows what that child will accomplish. Hopefully, he or she will accomplish God’s will for them. Verses four and five are written probably from the perspective of three thousand years ago when the more children, the better. Children would help work the land and protect the family as they got older. In today’s world children have a lot against them with Hollywood and the internet and totalitarian governments trying to shape their every thought. But if the children come to know Jesus and stay in His Word, there is still a great victory possible. “This is the victory that overcomes the world, even our faith


Verse five gives three of the benefits that can happen from having a lot of children. This probably assumes that they all become believers and grow up and accomplish their potential in serving the Lord. Happiness, confidence, and victory. Notice that it says that the parents of such children “they shall not be ashamed.” How much children can shame their parents if the children go wrong in life, but how much they can honor their parents if the children go the right way in life: believing on Jesus and following Jesus.   




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