Psalm 127 Devotional Commentary

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Psalm 127:1

Whether running a home or building a house, working at a factory or supporting a ministry, there is one vital principle that is all-embracing. It is that all our undertakings require a total dependence upon God for without the Lord being in charge, all efforts will be frustrated and all activities will be rendered unsuccessful: "Unless the Lord builds the house, they labour in vain who build it. Unless the LORD guards the city, the watchman keeps awake in read more...

Psalm 127:2

Every Psalm contains its own special truth and this song, which is credited to Solomon, reminds us that it is the Lord Who blesses our daily lives, our domestic duties, our business opportunities, and our various labours. The Lord is the one Who provides for our everyday needs, and it is upon Him that each one of us should justifiably depend.

The Lord pours out His favour on our labour and establishes the work of our hands. But read more...

Psalm 127:3

There are a group of writings that are entitled, 'Psalms of Ascent'. They were a series of songs that were sung by Jewish pilgrims as they journeyed up the steep pathway to the holy city of Jerusalem, to celebrate the feasts of the Lord.

They would unite their voices in joyful praise, as they journeyed to attend one of the three pilgrim festivals. Psalm 127 is one such pilgrim psalm, which is attributed to Solomon and uses everyday activities such as read more...