Psalm 127 is bound together by the overarching theme of God’s sovereignty. No matter what we do or where we are, the Lord is the One who makes things come to pass. We can praise Him for He holds every aspect of our lives in His hands!
Worship and Wisdom, Psalms and Proverbs
Psalm 127, The Message
1-2 If God doesn’t build the house,
the builders only build shacks.
If God doesn’t guard the city,
the night watchman might as well nap.
It’s useless to rise early and go to bed late,
and work your worried fingers to the bone.
Don’t you know he enjoys
giving rest to those he loves?
3-5 Don’t you see that children are God’s best gift?
the fruit of the womb his generous legacy?
Like a warrior’s fistful of arrows
are the children of a vigorous youth.
Oh, how blessed are you parents,
with your quivers full of children!
Your enemies don’t stand a chance against you;
you’ll sweep them right off your doorstep.
TRUTH: We join God in His work. We pray, listen and obey. God does ALL the heavy lifting. We are blessed beyond measure by a God like our God!
Proverb 16:1-9, The Message
Mortals make elaborate plans,
but God has the last word.
2 Humans are satisfied with whatever looks good;
God probes for what is good.
3 Put God in charge of your work,
then what you’ve planned will take place.
4 God made everything with a place and purpose;
even the wicked are included—but for judgment.
5 God can’t stomach arrogance or pretense;
believe me, he’ll put those braggarts in their place.
6 Guilt is banished through love and truth;
Fear-of-God deflects evil.
7 When God approves of your life,
even your enemies will end up shaking your hand.
8 Far better to be right and poor
than to be wrong and rich.
9 We plan the way we want to live,
but only God makes us able to live it.
WISDOM: Knowing God is in control. Believing that it is God’s work, not ours. Realizing that God is in every part of our being to those who believe and follow Him.
Help us to live today in ways that bring honor and glory to Your Name.
In Jesus Name, Amen