Today’s blessing passage is found in Psalm 127. The entire psalm, verses 1-5, set forth the idea that all of life’s securities and blessings are gifts from God.
Unless the Lord builds the house,
those who build it labor in vain.
Unless the Lord watches over the city,
the watchman stays awake in vain. Man strives or toils in life building and watching over their ‘things’ but the psalmist is saying that unless God is in it and watches over it all the work is in vain, worthless and meaningless. 2 It is in vain that you rise up early
and go late to rest,
eating the bread of anxious toil;
for he gives to his beloved sleep. God brings purpose to our days and rest to those who rest in Him so unless He is in your day you will feel anxious, stressed and restless.
3 Behold, children are a heritage from the Lord,
the fruit of the womb a reward.
4 Like arrows in the hand of a warrior
are the children of one’s youth. God’s gift to man is family, home and children to extend one’s legacy and work for the Lord.
5 Blessed is the man
who fills his quiver with them!
He shall not be put to shame
when he speaks with his enemies in the gate. God blesses us through our children. One can have both physical children as well as spiritual children. Both are as sign of God’s favor to us. They can attest to our love for God, our character and our great hope in Him. Truly, the man with many children is blessed.
The psalmist gives us hope and assurance that all of life’s securities and blessings are gifts from God. Is God in your home? Is He with you at work? Do you take seriously the teaching of both your physical and spiritual children so that they see your love for God, your trust and hope in Him? Take a moment today and thank God for His protection, direction and guidance and for His great gifts you you. Blessings are God’s undeserved favor coming into your life. What marvelous gifts!