And On a Practical Note…
Psa. 127:1 Unless the LORD builds the house,
those who build it labor in vain.
Unless the LORD guards the city,
the guard keeps watch in vain.
Psa. 127:2 It is in vain that you rise up early
and go late to rest,
eating the bread of anxious toil;
for he gives sleep to his beloved.
God is the one who is responsible for the results of our labor. We must be wholly dependent upon him in all that we do and allow him to lead and guide us in ways we may have never even imagined. If not, we really are laboring in vain.
God is our protector and he is the one in whom we must depend. We must have common sense and place the guards on the city walls, but at the same time, trusting in him.
Working ourselves to death and not getting enough sleep will not build the house! God builds the house.
And the practical note is that we need to trust God and get enough rest. Workings ourselves to death and losing our health will gain us nothing. Allowing God to move and have his way strengthens us in ways we could never have imagined. So, let’s stop trying to do it all ourselves and go to bed at a decent hour, awakening refreshed in the morning so that we can be bright and shining reflections of him in this world.
Lord, thanks for a practical reminder. Amen.