"Unless the Lord Builds the house, those who build it labor in vain." Psalm 127:1
The church has opened up a new Faith Paths center to support Christian growth for all ages, allowing for God to build the houses. There are two kinds of people, those who labor, and those that allow God to build their lives.
Those who build themselves (vv. 1-2) Psalm 127 talks about our finances, security and family, the big three. How much do we fear life issues that never happen? Eating of bread from ancient toil.
Those who allow God to build (vv. 3-5) God builds, watches and he gives. Children are not a reward but a burden. They need lots of care and feeding, but become our security when we are a old. They become our arrows to shoot to protect us in our old age. But that potential depends on if we had allow the Lord to build our houses. We lose our protection when we try to do it on our own.