God's Blessing on the Family
INTRODUCTION: This Psalm penned by David's son, Solomon, is a great reminder that, ''Parents need the Lord's help; see yourself as dependent upon Him. No amount of human sacrifice or toil can accomplish much unless God's blessing is upon His people.'' That is the major message of this Psalm.
Psalm 127 was a reminder to the people of Israel that sin had robbed the people of God of holiness, happiness, and home. They had attempted to live without God, without a chart, and without a compass. The results were shipwreck. Through long years of loneliness, wanderings, and unrest, they had learned that ''unless the Lord builds the house, they labor in vain who build it.''
This text draws one's attention to the truth that God blesses our homes with rewards, and sometimes those rewards are our own children; this is seen as true wealth. As wealth, we are to invest in them. We do this by training our children and teaching them to live righteously. We do this by exhortation (what we say) and example (how we live). Our children's lives become as invested wealth (money) and the dividends start to return.
''The father of the righteous will greatly rejoice,
And he who begets a wise child will delight in him.
Let your father and your mother be glad,
And let her who bore you rejoice.''
One of the great delights of getting older is seeing those godly dividends. Children enrich our lives.
Remember, Solomon also wrote Proverbs and Eccless. You will hear the teachings of both in this Psalm.
Children are not only wealth that we invest in, but they are also referred to as weapons, ''like arrows in the hand of a warrior.'' Who's going to fight God's battles if Christians don't bring children into this world and raise them to know the Lord? Whenever God wanted to do something great, He brought a baby into the world: Moses, Samuel, David, John the Baptist, and our Lord Jesus Christ.
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