Passage 82: Arrogance Can Bring Us to Our Destruction

Unless the Lord builds the house,

    those who build it labor in vain.

Unless the Lord watches over the city,

    the watchman stays awake in vain.

2 It is in vain that you rise up early

    and go late to rest,

eating the bread of anxious toil;

    for he gives to his beloved sleep.

3 Behold, children are a heritage from the Lord,

    the fruit of the womb a reward.

4 Like arrows in the hand of a warrior

    are the children of one’s youth.

5 Blessed is the man who fills his quiver with them!

He shall not be put to shame when he speaks with his enemies in the gate.

Psalm 127

Reflection

We are so arrogant that we think we can do without God, and He has bestowed us all this time to repent. Yet are we doing that? 

For every challenge that comes our way in life, God has been trying to remind us. Did we ever listen?

Prayer

Father in Heaven, first of all, I ask forgiveness for all my mistakes. For my arrogance and doubts. Please forgive me, Father. 

I acknowledge that we are nothing without you, no matter how we prepare and how successful we are. 

Bless me, Father, as I work for my family. May you bless my labor that it may fulfill your purpose for my family and me. Thank you for blessing me with my children and loved ones. The Bible passage reminds me how blessed I am to have them.

Bless our country, oh Father, our police, military, doctors, and economy: they are nothing without your blessing. Forgive us our mistakes as a nation, oh Father. Bless us and guide us. It is only by your guidance that everything would go well for our nation and country.

Father in Heaven, please forgive us, guide us, and bless. We pray in the name of Jesus, our King and Savior. Amen.

Challenge

  • Read the Bible daily.
  • Be confident that you are a child of God.
  • Be humble about your success.

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