WORK! WORK! WORK! BUSY! BUSY! BUSY!
We live in a time when we are pushed to the edge with work and activism. We do not have time for anything else but work, work, and more work. We are so busy that we do not have time even for God. We think that if we do not do something we are not going to get anything done.
The problem with this attitude is that, there are things in our lives that if the Lord does not act, our work and determination will be in vain. Psalm 127 deals with the fears that we have these days.
What is going to happen with my family if something happens to me?
What if I lose my job?
What if I get hurt?
The problem is that we think that this is a situation exclusive to modern days. We could not be more wrong. This psalm helps us to understand that it is not. People who took the journey to Jerusalem three times a year for the festivals, had the same questions:
What is going to happen to our house?
What is going to happen to our business?
What if something happens to me during this journey?
If my family does not come with me on this journey, who will protect them?
This psalm shows us that God has a special interest in His beloved ones. Because of that He will do things in his or her lives to get things done.
When we learn that we will be able to enjoy God and His presence and we will be able to concentrate in things that have real importance in our lives.
God wants us to put our efforts first in His things, His kingdom and His justice, and He will take care of all the other things.
When we put our trust in God there are four things that He will do for us, and this Psalm will help us to see that. Let us see God’s Action in the life of His beloveds.
1 – EDIFY – The first thing that He will do is to build up and to edify the lives of His beloved ones. The psalmist says, “ Unless the Lord builds the house, its builders labor in vain.”
You can do everything that is in your hands to do, but if the Lord does not work you will not get anything done. You will just waste your time and energy.
He is the one who will build up your house, family, children, relationships, business, and your church. Sometimes we think that everything depends on us, but this psalm helps us to put our trust in God.
We can put our own abilities, money and efforts to build those things, but if we do not have His presence and action we will lose everything.
As we start examining this psalm, I would like to challenge you to count on God to build your life, and to put your trust in Him.
Have a blessed week,