Building A House Or A Home
|Psalm 127 (NKJV™)|
|1||A Song of Ascents. Of Solomon. 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.|
New King James Version®, Copyright © 1982, Thomas Nelson, Inc. All rights reserved.
The reason this psalm is important to us today is because of its author-notice Solomon was the one who wrote it. Here, the master philosopher-builder-entrepreneur reflects on the central core of human life-the home. The Christian leader John Henry Jowett wrote, "Anyone can build a house: we need the Lord for the creation of a home." I believe Solomon penned this psalm during the upswing in his outlook described in the second half of Ecclesiastes.