Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Wasted Effort

August 25

Daily Bible Reading: Psalms 124 – 127

Verse of the Day: Psalm 122:1 – “Except Jehovah build the house, They labor in vain that build it: Except Jehovah keep the city, The watchman waketh but in vain.”

This is one of two Psalms attributed to Solomon, the other being Psalm 72. It is the eighth of the Songs of Ascent that we are looking at.

This song contains an exhortation about endeavors that God is not involved in. In our verse today, the question comes up – “Is God the foundation and Builder of our house?” We must stop and muse over this question. Only God can give us the skills and abilities to be there for our family. We are really incapable of doing this on our own. Solomon reminds us here that if we work hard without God, it all comes to nothing. It is God alone who provides all that we need.

Prayer: Great Architect and Contractor of the Universe and our homes, we humbly accept Your hand in building a lasting family. Amen. 

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