Unless the Lord builds the house, the builders labor in vain. Unless the Lord watches over the city, the guards stand watch in vain.
Manny and I are going through premarital. I know that we got married last week, but we didn’t get the chance to do premarital at that time. So we are doing premarital now as we still have the wedding in December, and we were reading out of chapter one of preparing for marriage. It’s the book that we’re reading out of, and this first came up; it says Unless the Lord builds the house of builder laborers in vain and by reflecting on all that I have on the season that I’m in and also reflecting on this marriage that we’re building.
It is evident that unless the Lord is at the very center, it will never stand right, so Unless the Lord builds the house, the builders labor in vain. We purchased this home together we are starting to make little finishes to it. We have already painted. We have already changed the flooring. We’re moving in new furniture. We’re not 100% done yet, and little by little, as we build this house, I don’t think that the bathrooms are going to be fully done for another two weeks. We are just making small adjustments hanging mirrors, changing out lights to tell faucets, and then the bedroom is empty. It just holds a bed, so as I build my house with my now-husband, I think about how God has to be the center of that home and everything that we do and everything that we are blessed with and every certain circumstances, situation, and the highs and the lows. They were pointed back to Jesus.
He has to be if he has to be the builder of my home because the home would not stand should he not be the one building. And unless the Lord watches over the city, the guards stand in vain. That is the second part of this verse. And that repaints a picture I’ve been watching the last kingdom, so I just have in my head the picture of the walls, the guards standing above that, and the city that the walls are barricading or the walls are protecting. And I see how if God is not there, and if God is not watching over your city, the Garson is in vain because they can easily miss the enemy coming in. From another angle, the enemies’ strategic ways and breaking down those walls. And you do need the Lord to watch over your home so that I don’t we’re not in those areas where we have walls and kingdoms. But we do have walls of a home, and you have a home, and you have a home that may look like a rented apartment, a small efficiency, or a 15-bedroom mansion. It doesn’t matter what the house looks like. What matters is that God is with you, watching over your home so that you’re not working day in and day out in vain. And the only way that you can have God watching over your home and the Lord building your house is by making him at the forefront, making those plans with him.
Looking over the strategy of the home, looking over the plans over your life, and making sure that he’s at the center, giving him the commanding position. Giving him the opportunity to be the leader of the guard that watches over your house or your house. Give him the plans for your home, making sure that he’s the lead architect on the job. He is the builder of the house. He is the watcher of your home. He is the Protector of your home, and we are the ones that put him in that place. We are the ones that allow him to take on that responsibility. So today, as we go about our days, may we reflect on our homes when we reflect on our personal lives. And when we ask ourselves. Does God build our house? And do we allow Him to be the one who watches over us? Are we allowing him to be our Protector?
Father God, we thank you, and we love you so much. We thank you for one, for building our home with us and for watching over us and protecting us, or we know that you have to be it. You have to be the center of our lives for all of this to work and the good and the bad, and the happy and the ugly and everywhere in between. Lord, You are the absolute center. We love you. And we ask that you bless this beautiful Wednesday. It is in your holy name that we pray, Amen.
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