Today is the first day of Psalm Saturday.
Since I'm having a hard time coming up with blog topics, I will be sending out a Psalm every Saturday morning on my blog and maybe a few words to go with it. I want to share stuff on my website consistently, and this is one way for me to do that! :)
During the week, I will be trying to think about other blog topics so that my website also has regular, practical posts on it, along with the Saturday posts. So essentially you will for sure be getting one blog post a week in your inbox; possibly two. (But let's be real: 85% of the time it will probably be just one!)
The Blessing of the LORD
“Unless the LORD builds a house,
its builders labor over it in vain;
unless the LORD watches over a city,
the watchman stays alert in vain.
In vain you get up early and stay up late,
working hard to have enough food —
yes, He gives sleep to the one He loves.
Sons are indeed a heritage from the LORD,
children, a reward.
Like arrows in the hand of a warrior
are the sons born in one’s youth.
Happy is the man who has filled his
quiver with them.
Such men will never be put to shame
when they speak with their enemies
at the city gate.”
Psalms 127:1-5 HCSB
This particular Psalm stood out to me recently, so I wanted to share it as the first one on Psalm Saturday. The first paragraph that talks about the need for God to be involved in everything we do is powerful.
But I want to quickly point something out about the second paragraph: In our culture we view children as a burden, even as something to dispose of (literally). But the Bible has a completely opposite view. It describes children as a heritage and a reward from Yahweh. It says that those who bear children are happy and deserving of honor. Let that sink in. How beautiful and rewarding it is to have children!
It's no surprise that the Bible says something that's counter-cultural to us today. How important it is to have a biblical worldview!
I hope you remember this passage of Scripture as you go about your week. Thank you for reading. Have a happy Saturday!