Summary: 4 of ? 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...
YOUR HOUSE Is The LORD's HOUSE-IV—Psalm 127:1-5
Change with no Change:
Years ago, there was an old tale in the Marine Corps about a lieutenant who inspected his marines & told the ‘gunny’(gunnery sergeant) that they smelled bad...in fact, they stunk to high heaven! The lieutenant demanded that they change their underwear.
The Gunny responded, 'Yes, sir, I'll see to it immediately'.
He went into the tent & said, 'The lieutenant says you guys stink, & he wants you to change your underwear! Smith, you change with Jones, McCarthy, you change with Wiltkowskie, Brown, you change with Schultz. Get to it'.
The Gunny’s 'house’ was not fully the Lieutenant’s ‘house’!
Your house is the Lord’s house. What you do with it must honor him!
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)
2. Your WATCH Is The Lord’s(:1c-d)
3. Your TIME/Attentiveness Is The Lord’s(:2)
4. Your HERITAGE Is The Lord’s(:3)Lineage/Progeny
Likewise today we will find that...
5—Your house is the Lord’s house when...
Your WEAPONRY Is The Lord’s(:4)
:4—“Like arrows in the hand of a warrior, So are the children of one’s youth.”
By virtue of “children” being a “heritage” & “reward”, they are can be compared to or are similar to or are “like” a “warrior’s” “arrows.”
Children are as near & dear to one’s household in the same manner as “arrows” are near & dear to a “warrior.”
*?In what way(s) do “arrows in the hand of a warrior” speak to “the children of one’s youth”?
They are a part of who the warrior is...They are part of who the parent(s) is(are).
They are the warrior’s(& parent’s) offensive projectors & defensive protectors from enemy encroachment by keeping the enemy subdued & humbled. They bring fear to the enemy.
They give the warrior(& parents) peace of mind & heart.
They are what the warrior(& parents) needs & trusts in to accomplish all that is before him(them). An extension of the warrior(& parents).
Like “arrows” they touch, enter, & destroy that which opposes God.
Once shot/fired, the nearness to their intended target speaks of the integrity of the ones who shot/raised them.
When children are in Christ, they are effective weapons against the enemies of God by being true/faithful to Him...Their faith is extended to others.
Rom. 1:14-17—“I am a debtor both to Greeks & to barbarians, both to wise & to unwise. So, as much as is in me, I am ready to preach the gospel to you who are in Rome also. For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ, for it is the power of God to salvation for everyone who believes, for the Jew first & also for the Greek. For in it the righteousness of God is revealed from faith to faith; as it is written, “The just shall live by faith.”