His Time – Meditatio: Psalm 127, Proverbs 13

 

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Psalm 127In today’s Meditatio Hour, Rev. Jonathan Fisk meditates on:

1. Psalm 127

Unless the Lord Builds the House

A Song of Ascents. Of Solomon.

127 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.
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.

Behold, children are a heritage from the Lord,
    the fruit of the womb a reward.
Like arrows in the hand of a warrior
    are the children[a] of one’s youth.
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.[b]

Footnotes:

  1. Psalm 127:4 Or sons
  2. Psalm 127:5 Or They shall not be put to shame when they speak with their enemies in the gate

2. Proverbs 13:7

One pretends to be rich,[a] yet has nothing;
    another pretends to be poor,[b] yet has great wealth.

Footnotes:

  1. Proverbs 13:7 Or One makes himself rich
  2. Proverbs 13:7 Or another makes himself poor

All Scripture texts posted are English Standard Version (ESV)

The Holy Bible, English Standard Version. ESV® Permanent Text Edition® (2016). Copyright © 2001 by Crossway Bibles, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers.

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