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Psalm 127, Eighth Song Of Ascent- The Lord Builds The House

Updated: Feb 24, 2022

The overriding subject of God's sovereignty unites Psalm 127. Whatever we do or where we are, the Lord is the One who brings everything to pass. We may worship Him since He is in control of every element of our life!

According to Psalm 127:1, the Hebrew word for "house" occurs approximately a thousand times in the Bible. This term is used both literally and figuratively to refer to temples, palaces, and houses, all of which are essential buildings in a person's life. It is also used to refer to households and families. In addition to a primary residence, the word signifies a person's feeling of self-identity, sense of security, and sense of belonging within this world. With or without the assistance, direction, and protection of our heavenly Father over our "home," we cannot realistically expect to live a satisfying and genuinely successful life.

What Is Psalms 127 Talking About?

When it comes to the Songs of Ascent (Psalms 120–134), Psalm 127 is at the center of the collection. It is thought to have been chanted by travelers as they reached Jerusalem for religious festivals. While many of the psalms in this collection contain allusions to Zion, Jerusalem, and deliverance, Psalm 127, in particular, bears many of the characteristics of other portions of wisdom literature. This topic is visible throughout, since the core notion is supported by corollary instances that are related to the overall theme of the piece. This literary method may be found in the first verse of Psalm 127, which is an example of it.

The overriding subject of God's sovereignty weaves its way through the entirety of Psalm 127. Regardless of what we do or where we are at any given time, the Lord is the one who brings all things to pass. We may give Him thanks since He has complete control over every element of our existence!

What Does Except The Lord Build The House Mean?

This indicates that anything you are attempting to achieve must be approved or permitted by God. In other words, any endeavor will be fruitless unless it is carried out in accordance with God's schedule. It is said that "the builders work in vain" - this implies that if you do not have God's assistance, all of your efforts to complete the mission will be in vain. Let's use an example to better demonstrate the point. Everything has a definite time limit, and a given task will be beneficial only if it is completed within the time limit. Each crop has its own season of the year, much as in farming. In the same vein, wait for God's approval before beginning any project. You may be confident in your ability to succeed because God is on your side.

Where In The Bible Unless The Lord Builds The House?

Are you a believer? When you pray, are you communicating with God the most intimate details of your heart or are you simply reading Him a list? A husband and wife are capable of knowing one another's secrets and sensing one another's moods. Frequently, a pair can predict the other's reaction to certain statements or acts. Being aware of all of these factors does not guarantee a healthy relationship. Many of us are capable of performing these acts on our worst enemy. A healthy partnership will be characterized by effective communication. The more in-depth the expression of thoughts and feelings, the more meaningful the connection might be.

This is also true of God. God knows all about us already, yet He longs to hear from us. He responds to what He hears; the more deeply our expressions come from inside us and the more closely they connect with His deepest wishes, the bigger God's response will be (Luke 18:10-14).

Song Of Solomon

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Unless the LORD builds the house, they labor in vain who build;

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Unless the LORD guards the city, the watchman watches in vain.

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In vain will you rise up early, in vain will you lie down late,

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To eat the bread of hard labor; for He gives to His loved ones in their sleep.

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Unless the LORD builds the house, they labor in vain who build;

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Unless the LORD guards the city, the watchman watches in vain..

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See, children are the gift of the LORD, the fruit of the womb a reward.

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Like arrows in the hand of a warrior, so are the children of one's youth.

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O how happy is the man, whose quiver is full of them;

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For he will never be ashamed, when he speaks with his foes in the gate.

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Unless the LORD builds the house, they labor in vain who build;

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Unless the LORD guards the city, the watchman watches in vain.

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Unless the LORD builds the house, they labor in vain who build;

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Unless the LORD guards the city, the watchman watches in vain.

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