Psalm 127 (New International Version)
A song of ascents. Of Solomon.
1 Unless the LORD builds the house, its builders labor in vain. Unless the LORD watches over the city, the watchmen stand guard in vain.
2 In vain you rise early and stay up late, toiling for food to eat— for he grants sleep to those he loves.
3 Sons are a heritage from the LORD, children a reward from him.
4 Like arrows in the hands of a warrior are sons born in one's youth.
5 Blessed is the man whose quiver is full of them. They will not be put to shame when they contend with their enemies in the gate.
As you start the new week, it is good to seek Godly wisdom concerning home and family. We read that unless the center of your family is belief and guidance from God, and unless faith in God is most important for your family, your efforts are in vain. Unless you ask God to help you with your efforts as you work, it will be difficult to find peace and contentment.
Reliance in God is central whether it is in your home, your job, your city, or your nation. We need to be reminded that if we forsake God as a nation, we will abandon all that makes us secure. Security in the things of man will never assure our protection. In all things, put God first and He will bless everything else.
A final word is given about the blessing of children. Our children are our hope and future inheritance from God. At one time, having many children were considered a rich blessing from Him. We have become arrogant in our modern society to think that we should stifle God's blessings and manipulate the heritage He provides. But He is merciful and He will grant us fulfillment and peace no matter what we have done.
He has fulfilled His richest blessing to us by giving us His Son Jesus, who provides us the path to reconciliation to our Heavenly Father.