-Theme: God is the foundation to any building whether it be making a house, establishing a career, or raising a family. Children are a gift from God, and having many of them is a blessing.
-Historical Insight: This “Psalm of Ascent” is attributed to Solomon, who was David’s son and king over Israel around the time of 1000 B.C. This Psalm parallels the Proverbs in many ways.
-*Application* Without God’s help, any endeavor you try is vain and unproductive. You will feel like you are beating your head against a wall. No matter how hard you try to do your best and accomplish greatness, it just won’t work unless you have the favor of the Most High. He is the One in control of the building and guarding of any endeavor that is being contemplated. This is why the Word of God says “commit your works unto the LORD, and your plans will be established (Proverbs 16:3).” This is where our own agenda must be set aside and complete personal surrender achieved. We must remember that His ways are always higher and better than our own (Isaiah 55:9). God can even bless us in our sleep when we are at rest in His will (Psalm 127:2). The key for us is to yield to His authority and trust Him with our lives and destiny. Give Him the reigns. In that line of thinking, we are to behold (hinneh- see, consider) that children in abundance is a special gift from the LORD. They are a fruit that produce future seed and multiplication of our worldview in Christ. They are to be trained up and shot forth like straight arrows into purposeful targets for victory upon victory in the Kingdom of God. If we do our job right as parents, they will rise up and call us blessed (Proverbs 31:28) leaving us unashamed and proud of the legacy with have left by the power of the Holy Spirit.
Verses to Memorize: Psalm 127:1-5