You struggle in vain against God! Seek first His blessing:God will build your house, empowering even weak children to overcome your enemies.
Published November 25th, 2018
Main point summary
Seek God's blessing: if He wills, your house will be established, you will be rewarded with an unfailing line of descendants. Children are a godly inheritance: sharp weapons aimed against future enemies.
Unless the Lord builds the house,
those who build it labor in vain.
Unless the Lord x watches over the city,
the watchman stays awake in vain.
It is in vain that you rise up early and go late to rest,
eating the bread of anxious y toil;
for he gives to his z beloved a sleep.
Behold, b children are a heritage from the Lord ,
c the fruit of the womb a reward.
Like arrows in the hand of d a warrior
are the children 1 of one’s youth.
Blessed is the man who fills his quiver with them!
He shall not be put to shame
when he speaks with his enemies e in the gate. 1