Today, I want to resume what I like to call Friday Is For Scripture. Solomon wrote,
1. Unless the LORD builds the house, They labor in vain who build it; Unless the LORD guards the city, The watchman stays awake in vain.
We are people who like to build. We like to see visible results from the works of our hands. This has been the case since the beginning of man. I believe, at times, man forgets who it is that allows us and grants us the strength, wisdom, and desire to build in the first place.
Today is the 8th anniversay of the terrorist attacks upon our country that forever changed us. The attacks that took place by passenger plane in New York City, at the Pentagon, and in a field in Pennsylvania will be forever imprinted in the fabric of America. Quickly after our thoughts turned to rebuilding. As man set forth to rebuild, to see a visible result of his work, it appears that we have forgotten again who it that builds.
Solomon gave a statement to be remembered, ‘unless the Lord buids the house, they labor in vain who build it.’ There is no doubt that we need to surrender the rebuilding of this country to God himself. Our country needs the principles of integrity, love, and the clear sense of right and wrong that God’s Word offers. We can build all we want. We can give the appearance that everything is just right. However, if God himself doesn’t do the building, if we don’t allow His to guide, all human labor is futile.
It is my prayer that we will hear Solomon’s words, ‘unless the Lord guards the city, the watchman stays awake in vain.’ and begin asking and begging God to watch over our cities, towns, schools, chruches, and our nation. On this anniversary day, remember. Remember our military. Remember our firefighters and EMTs. Remember that nothing takes God by surprise and He is still on the throne today.