Psalm 1247:1-2 Unless the LORD builds the house, its builders labor in vain. Unless the LORD watches over the city, the watchmen stand guard in vain. 2 In vain your rise early and stay up late, toiling for food to eat –for He grants sleep to those he loves.
What an amazing picture of God as the Ultimate Builder and Foundation in our homes, in addition He will be our Protector and knowing that He builds our home and protects our places, in verse 2, we can now R&R – (rest & relax) because He is our Rest and in Him alone we can find True -Rest.
New International Version (NIV)
15 Let death take my enemies by surprise;
let them go down alive to the realm of the dead,
for evil finds lodging among them.
16 As for me, I call to God,
and the Lord saves me.
17 Evening, morning and noon
I cry out in distress,
and he hears my voice.
18 He rescues me unharmed
from the battle waged against me,
even though many oppose me.
19 God, who is enthroned from of old,
who does not change—
he will hear them and humble them,
because they have no fear of God.
20 My companion attacks his friends;
he violates his covenant.
21 His talk is smooth as butter,
yet war is in his heart;
his words are more soothing than oil,
yet they are drawn swords.
22 Cast your cares on the Lord
and he will sustain you;
he will never let
the righteous be shaken.
23 But you, God, will bring down the wicked
into the pit of decay;
the bloodthirsty and deceitful
will not live out half their days.
But as for me, I trust in you.
- Jonathan & Mercy Pongasi – May 22
- Danrick Requina – May 26