King James Version (KJV)
"Except the Lord build the house, they labour in vain that build it: except the Lord keep the city, the watchman waketh but in vain."
Our Living Redeemer is always very concerned about the state of our house. We seldom see in this World His total power that can be thrust into our situations and most of this is because we simply think we can handle our situations better than Him. He challenges every family in Psalm 127 to just give over the reigns to our homes. He tells us how utterly useless it is to labor, and worry, and fret, and moan over something He can take care of so easily. His concern for absolute protection can be seen over any entity that calls upon the Name of the Lord. This covering could be for your family, your school, your business, your government, etc. It is for whomever, or whatever that is submitted to God. These promises are most certainly given to us and we need to relinquish our control in this life to Yeshua. It is then that He can take the proper action in our lives to deliver us from so many of the things that are out to destroy us.
How many of us LIKE building something only to find out that we did it wrong? This Psalm, Psalm 127, was written by Solomon. He was inspired by God when he wrote these words, yet, if you look at the end of his life you will find that... HIS building, both literally and figuratively, became a real mess (1 Kings 9:10). His kingdom, and life, became a ruin (1 Kings 11:11), and His marriages became a disastrous denial of God (1 Kings 11:1). This all happened because Solomon ignored his own words. He stopped depending on God and he stopped seeking God's face alone in all he did. He let other gods and other concerns come between him and the Lord. He learned the hard way that unless the Lord builds the house our work are useless.
One of the most important features of Psalm 127 is that it addresses three of the most important of human concerns: accomplishment, security, and family. This Psalm forces all of us to examine these areas and recognize the One who is in control of all three. In addition, Psalm 127 speaks of our need for utter reliance and trust in the living God, Yeshua, the living Torah. In all this we must be humble and stay intune with the author and finisher of our faith.
This Psalm calls us to recognize and acknowledge that God is the true builder. All we do must be done in an attitude of humble dependence upon Him. It tells us to stop and simply behold our Redeemer! It calls us to look to God for your security, both on a national and on a personal level. It tells us to trust God for our safety and the safety of our family. We should take note that God also blesses His people with children. Our children are His children. Our dependence upon God, as Messianic believers will not produce vain effort. Our lives, our works and our families are carefully looked over by our wonderful Redeemer and friend. If we seek God's will in all we do, our work will never be invain.
On that day of judgment, when the Lord judges all the secrets of men and women with the fires of purification to remove the dross, showing the pure works from the impure, only the pure gold works will stand. At that time, if our works were done for the Lord, if they were blessed by Him, if you gave to Him all that you do and have, you and your house will be blessed eternally. In humility, seek God in all you do. Allow Him to be the Lord of your house! Seek His will. Give to Him your work, your security, your family and your life! You will be blessed.