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Summary: 2of ? The author of Ps. 127 compels the reader, & singer of these truths, to ensure the heritage of the Lord’s house. Every successful ‘house’ is built & maintained by the Lord. Your house is the Lord’s house when...

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YOUR HOUSE Is The LORD's HOUSE-II—Psalm 127:1-5

Attention:

A Krispy Kreme franchise:

Everything about your business, speaks of all that Krispy Kreme proffers—

A neon-ish ‘Hot Doughnuts Now’ sign...

Helpful cheerful employees...

A clean shiny stainless steel conveyor belt for frying & icing hot fresh doughnuts that slowly parades them before customers behind glass...

Delicious hot & fresh coffee...

Cold individual sized milk containers...

Krispy Kreme paraphernalia/memorabilia(shirts, hats, pants underwear, Koosies, etc.)...A sitting area(for conversation)...

Wi-Fi for business(or not conversing)...

Ample parking, etc.

Your Krispy Kreme franchise is Krispy Kreme’s franchise!

YOUR HOUSE Is The LORD's HOUSE!

By the Holy Spirit, the author of Ps. 127 compels the reader, & singer of these truths, to ensure the heritage of the Lord’s house.

Every successful ‘house’ is built & maintained by the Lord.

*When is your house the Lord’s House?

7 affirmations/evidences that your house is the Lord’s house.

We have previously found that...

Your ‘house’ is the Lord’s ‘house’ when...

1. Your LABOR Is The Lord’s(:1a-b)

Likewise we will find that...

2—Your house is the Lord’s house when...

Your WATCH Is The Lord’s(:1c-d)

Explanation:(:1c-d)Guarding

:1—“...Unless the LORD guards the city, The watchman stays awake in vain.”

Likewise, as with the building of the “house,” “Unless” God Himself “guards” the city, there is no need of a watchman’s watching/labor because once the LORD removes His protecting hand, nothing but human effort can bring protection from destruction & human effort is merely temporary & will fail!

If our watching is NOT compelled, empowered, & directed by the Spirit of God, then all of our efforts are wasted.

We are bad to elevate a ‘vigilante spirit,’ calling attention to injustice We want to take it upon ourselves alone to ‘restore justice’ to it’s ‘rightful’ place.

However, vigilantism makes rash individual decisions so that it bypasses ‘due process.’ It may give undue credence to mere rumors made in emotional duress by those who know nothing of the reality! Is it right to protest an injustice & then loot the establishments of upstanding businessmen & women who are innocent of wrongdoing?—NO!

Protection begins with & in one’s primary responsibility of one’s own “house,” which in-turn extends to the wider arena of one’s “city.”

The “watchman” is intent upon—“to preserve it[one’s “city”/one’s ‘city’/‘the’ city] from riots, robberies, fires, etc. This may be applied to the church of God, the city of the living God, of which saints are fellow citizens: now in this city there are watchmen,”.....

“there are others[watchmen] who are awake & diligent, & watch in all things; & for the souls of men, & the good of the city, the church, to prevent heresies, errors, & immoralities; & yet all their watchfulness is in vain, unless the Lord keep it, who watches over his people for good, & that none hurt them.”—John Gill

God’s people watch as does the Lord Himself. We must be concerned to have the mind of Christ(1Cor. 2:16; Php. 2:4-5). We must have His priorities, His loves, His inclusions & exclusions.. God’s people notice that which pleases & displeases God thru Christ Jesus. The Holy Spirit will prick our hearts if we allow ourselves to be trained in righteousness. But what exactly is it that God “Guards” & Watches”?


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