Unless the Lord builds the house, they labor in vain who build it.
Look around you right now. What do you see? If you’re like most of us, you see a home with lots of “stuff.” The furniture and appliances may be sleek and modern, or they may be old and rather worn. Possessions may be scattered as comfortable clutter or be neatly stowed and carefully ordered. A home is also a place where our loved ones live.
Today’s verse does not give us permission to wait for God to give us a perfect home and a perfect family. Instead, we have the responsibility of working and doing our part in the daily provisions. But we also must realize daily that without God’s grace and blessing, all of our labor labor is in vain. As we build our homes physically, emotionally, and spiritually, let us look to God and be continually dependent on Him as we strive for a home filled with God’s love.
Prayer: With your help, Lord, I will work to build a loving home.