its builders labor in vain.
Unless the Lord watches over the city, the watchmen stand guard in vain.
This is our first scripture verse of study for Good Morning Girls…see goodmorninggirls.org and join us, won’t you? Please allow me to share what I see in this verse and how I think about applying…thanks for your reading time :D.
What I see when I read this passage is two parties working simultaneously on a task; pretty straightforward.
Note there are two sets of builders (ideally) in the act of building and two “watchers” watching a city~ Man and the Lord are doing the same thing.
To apply this passage, I consider the challenge of looking over, having given my life’s goals, hopes and treasure to Jesus at the age of 19~ I need to be looking over and consciously SEEING Him at work in the life I try to give my family.
This scripture verse reading on the outset first made me think of Benjamin Franklin, who quoted this passage to the Continental Congress during those hot, summer days of deliberation and birthing our nation, it gave me a pang of empathy for good governors who care about the cities and states over which they govern, and I apply these ideas to my goal of homeschooling our children so that they are free. Free enough to choose differently than me, free to know and go in the Way God has for them, equipped to sling new stones and fire arrows I never had at the enemies and contenders which my future’s eye can not see.
The encouragement, standing in a yard full of autumn leaves which cover the ground, hearing my own rake, and fighting off the boredom of getting the yard picked up and then to look over and see my son raking in the opposite corner, hear the pace of his strokes, a merciful relief and refueling fire can keep me from getting tired of doing good.
Jesus is there.May I hear His strokes. May you…
Unless the Lord builds the homeschool, its builders labor in vain.
Unless the Lord watches over the children, the watchmen stand guard in vain.
Amen, Come, Lord Jesus. Build.Stand guard.