Building with God
“Unless the Lord builds the house, They labor in vain who build it; Unless the Lord
guards the city, The watchman stays awake in vain”"
Figurative language is no doubt employed in this image since God does not physically
build a house nor literally guard a city.
Performing any task not authorized by the Father is meaningless, according to the
metaphor the psalmist uses in this passage. Whether it is building a physical house or
molding a family unit, or whatever it is, God must be a part of it, if it is to be successful
or have any real meaning.
God becomes central in any of our activities when we make plans that are in accordance
with His word and, through prayers of faith, we show our reliance on Him.
"Thought for the Week - 5/12/2013" by Joe Norton of Arlington, Texas.