Psalm 127

The home with watchful parents
In his commentary, Matthew Henry notes that this is a family song. "The theme of this Psalm, that human enterprises only succeed by the divine blessing, was probably associated with the building of the temple by Solomon" (JFB Commentary).
.1 ¶ <<A Song of degrees for Solomon.>> Except the LORD build the house, they labour in vain that build it: except the LORD keep the city, the watchman waketh [keeps awake] but in vain.
 2  It is vain for you to rise up early, to sit up late, to eat the bread of sorrows: for so he giveth his beloved sleep.
.3  Lo, children are an heritage of the LORD: and the fruit of the womb is his reward.
 4  As arrows are in the hand of a mighty man; so are children of the youth.
.5  Happy is the man that hath his quiver full of them: they shall not be ashamed, but they shall speak with the enemies in the gate.
  Children They bring joy and sorrow and help us develop patience. Is there a time when the quiver (arrow pouch) gets full, a time to stop putting more into it v5? ec0301, ec0305, 1ti0508. As we study the lives of women in the Bible, we find good mothers but we also find women in business, in influential positions. Large families are certainly not evil. My concern is making big families a religious duty when we have no Scriptural command to do so.


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