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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”?

Ps. 130:6—“My soul waits for the Lord More than those who watch for the morning-- Yes, more than those who watch for the morning.2Tim. 3:16-17—“All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, & is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work.”

Heb. 12:11-17—“Now no chastening seems to be joyful for the present, but painful; nevertheless, afterward it yields the peaceable fruit of righteousness to those who have been trained by it. Therefore strengthen the hands which hang down, & the feeble knees, & make straight paths for your feet, so that what is lame may not be dislocated, but rather be healed. Pursue peace with all people, & holiness, without which no one will see the Lord: looking carefully lest anyone fall short of the grace of God; lest any root of bitterness springing up cause trouble, & by this many become defiled; lest there be any fornicator or profane person like Esau, who for one morsel of food sold his birthright. For you know that afterward, when he wanted to inherit the blessing, he was rejected, for he found no place for repentance, though he sought it diligently with tears.”

“Unless/Except”2X—Ma 'eem—Conditional Particle—1) If—1a) conditional clauses—1a1) Of possible situations, 1a2) Of impossible situations, 1b) Oath contexts—1b1) No, not, 1c) If...if, whether...or, whether...or...or, 1d) When, whenever, 1e) Since, 1f) interrogative particle, 1g) But rather. Strong—a primitive particle; used very widely as demonstrative--Lo!; interrogative--Whether?; or conditional--If, although; also--Oh that!, when; hence, as a negative--Not.

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