Psalms 127:1 A song of ascents. Of Solomon. Unless the LORD builds the house, the builders labour in vain. Unless the LORD watches over the city, the guards stand watch in vain.
(always read the whole Psalm, please)
There is a song that begins, “We’re marching to Zion”. Each of us is a worshipper in a growing crowd taking steps towards our Holy Calling – to be with Jesus eternally! Individual processions join the main path and the numbers swell. Time for care – lest heads swell!
The people were heady with joy. God had delivered them from captivity and they were being blessed, protected and assured of God’s Presence. They began to look to what they would do (build) when they arrived in Zion. Time to take care and consider that all they were enjoying was God’s doing. It was not their efforts or loveliness that had persuaded God. It was, simply, that God was keeping His Word. God was building His House. It was not futile human effort that was fulfilling God’s Great Purpose. After all, children are a blessing from the Lord.
The House is the people. The children are evidence of God’s blessing. We press on and labour willingly and faithfully because Jesus has finished the work that God required. Now, we build on the ROCK and rejoice in the Grace of God that provides God’s Riches At Christ’s Expense.