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Psalm 127:1 The Lord is the Master Builder, Governor, and Protector

Psalms 127:1  A Song of Ascents. Of Solomon. Unless the LORD builds the house, They labor in vain who build it; Unless the LORD guards the city, The watchman stays awake in vain. (NKJV)


The Lord has to be first in our lives and in our endeavors.


He is the Master Builder.


He is the Master Governor.


He is the Master Protector.


It is never in vain thing to put God first.


This takes time, prayer, and action in our walk with God. He will reveal a lot of things to you. Things you need to give to Him. Any fears and doubts. Any hopes and dreams. Everything He deems necessary so that you are built up and complete in Christ. The Holy Spirit will help you do this. The Word is our guide.


Word Defintions and Historical Background:


House:

A noun meaning house, dwelling, family, temple, palace. (The Complete Word Study Dictionary)


Some homes were made out of mud or sunburnt bricks. Some were made out of stone. Usually one story and one apartment. There was a court for livestock. Some homes had flat roofs made out of mud and straw that formed a plastor to put on rafters. These roofs had a way to raise them up, for a sleeping courters, during the summer months. There were windows that were high up on the walls and usually grated with wood. (Smith's Bible Dictionary)


The Cities:

Some of the sizes of the cities back then were measured by dozen or more acres, not miles. Usually built on a solid rock or the terrain was solid to build a house with a solid foundation.

(Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible)


Watchman:

Watchman usually stood on fortified watchtower posts to keep watch over the city day and night. (Smith's Bible Dictionary)





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