Unless the LORD Builds the House…

They labor in vain who build it.

Truly, we need these words in so many endeavors in our lives. How many relationships, job, projects, things we’ve set out to do, did we do without consulting the Omniscient God who is. Just in thinking about my first marriage has me asking the question: did I labor in vain in building that marriage?

The Psalmist could not be more clear. Everything we do, needs to be done with the LORD in view, seeking His guidance and direction. In fact, if the LORD is not in it, it is not worth doing, no matter what it is. We need to seek Him in all things. Jesus put it this way: seek first the kingdom of God and all these things will be added unto you (memory version). He also said, He who abides in Me, and I in him, bears much fruit, for without Me you can do nothing.

Sure, we can do lots of things without the LORD. But doing so leads to nothing. How many marriages are on the brink because those involved sought each other first, and tacked on the LORD like an iPhone app?

The LORD needs to build our homes, marriages and careers. To not seek Him or wait on Him, is to labor in vain.

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