Resting in God’s Blessing
👉 It is the only psalm, among the Psalms of Ascents, attributed to King Solomon.
👉It is a psalm of trust.
👉 The main idea of this psalm is that without God it’s not worth it, but when we give God the rightful place in our lives, we can rest in His blessing.
👉 When we leave the Lord out of our lives, all that we do is in vain.
👉 The word “vain” shows up three times in this psalm.
👉 It means something that has no value or worth.
🤴Solomon introduces this idea through two parallel images:
1️⃣The building of a house
2️⃣The guarding of a city.
🤴He then makes application to those who labor and toil without trusting God.
🤴Finally he closes by speaking about God’s provision for our needs, using children as an example.
I. GOD’S BLESSING AND PROVISION IN OUR WORK (1-2)
A. Without God, our work is in vain (Psalm 90:17; Proverbs 16:3; John 15:5; Hebrews 3:4; James 4:13-17)
📍The psalmist warns against an attitude of self-sufficiency in these verses.
📍God wants us to find blessing and fulfillment in our work, but it is not going to happen apart from Him.
B. God grants sleep to those He loves.(Psalm 3:5-6, 4:8, 104:19-23; Proverbs 10:22; Mark 4:38)
🔖This is the third time that phrase “in vain” appears in the psalm.
🔖It is vain or useless rising early and staying up late, toiling for food to eat.
🔖“No prayer without work; no work without prayer.”
🔖Psalm 127 makes it real simple.
Work hard, finish your day, trust God, and go to sleep.
II. GOD’S BLESSING AND PROVISION IN OUR HOME (3-5)
A. Children are a gift from the Lord.
– Genesis 33:5; 1 Samuel 1:27; James 1:17
B. Children support and protect us in our old age.
– Deuteronomy 5:16; Proverbs 23:22; 1 Timothy 5:4,8
C. God will provide for all our needs.
– Psalm 55:22; Matthew 6:33; Philippians 4:19
Psalm 127 teaches us four powerful principles for life:
1️⃣ Commit all that you begin to the Lord.
2️⃣ Submit all that you have to the Lord.
3️⃣ Recognize all that you have comes from God’s hand.
4️⃣ Trust God to meet all your needs.
We can rest in God’s blessing, because all that we need comes from God.
SHALL WE REST IN GOD’S BLESSING AND PROVISION TODAY❓