Unless the Lord builds the house…


Building a FamilyThe Word tells us in Psalm 127:1 (NKJV), “Unless the Lord builds the house, they labor in vain who build it…” The very essence of God moves through every aspect of life – from the creation of the heavens to the creation of man. “The earth is the Lord’s and the fullness thereof, the world and they that dwell therein.” He is the energy or the potent “dynamis” or power that motivates; driving us physically, spiritually as well as morally. The Lord is the life force of a family, causing each unit to work synergistically with Him. He is the tie that binds.

The Bible begins with family and throughout its chapters you’ll find family as a common theme. Whether it be a happy family, feuding family, large family, small family, dysfunctional or together family – from a small house, to a village, to a city, to a country, to kingdoms, to great nations, generation to generation, it all stems from families.

The Lord moves through families. He moves in generations. He uses families to build nations. It took one seed from Abraham and Sarah to birth a nation or people more numerous than the stars or grains of sand.

I believe families have forgotten what great power they have when the Lord is the Head, that it’s become so easy to leave Him out, yet even harder to not have Him in. He’s being replaced. As the Lord declared in Jeremiah 2:32, and I believe He would declare this today, “Can a maid forget her ornaments, or a bride her attire? yet my people have forgotten me days without number.” This is sadly symbolic of how the provisions have taken precedence over the Provider. I’ve found in today’s society, because of many different circumstances, there have been many different ways, systems, ideologies and ideals accepted aside from what was initially intended by God.

Now more than ever, families and society as a whole need to remember. I think it was best said by Saint Augustine, we need to, “…restore to health the eye of the heart whereby God may be seen.” (“What The Bible Is All About” by Henrietta C. Mears)

Excerpt from God’s Dynamics: Biblically Building Families

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