Commentary for Psalms 127

The value of the Divine blessing.

- Let us always look to God's providence. In all the affairs and business of a family we must depend upon his blessing. 1. For raising a family. If God be not acknowledged, we have no reason to expect his blessing; and the best-laid plans fail, unless he crowns them with success. 2. For the safety of a family or a city. Except the Lord keep the city, the watchmen, though they neither slumber nor sleep, wake but in vain; mischief may break out, which even early discoveries may not be able to prevent. 3. For enriching a family. Some are so eager upon the world, that they are continually full of care, which makes their comforts bitter, and their lives a burden. All this is to get money; but all in vain, except God prosper them: while those who love the Lord, using due diligence in their lawful callings, and casting all their care upon him, have needful success, without uneasiness or vexation. Our care must be to keep ourselves in the love of God; then we may be easy, whether we have little or much of this world. But we must use the proper means very diligently. Children are God's gifts, a heritage, and a reward; and are to be accounted blessings, and not burdens: he who sends mouths, will send meat, if we trust in him. They are a great support and defence to a family. Children who are young, may be directed aright to the mark, God's glory, and the service of their generation; but when they are gone into the world, they are arrows out of the hand, it is too late to direct them then. But these arrows in the hand too often prove arrows in the heart, a grief to godly parents. Yet, if trained according to God's word, they generally prove the best defence in declining years, remembering their obligations to their parents, and taking care of them in old age. All earthly comforts are uncertain, but the Lord will assuredly comfort and bless those who serve him; and those who seek the conversion of sinners, will find that their spiritual children are their joy and crown in the day of Jesus Christ.

Commentary by Matthew Henry, 1710.

Discussion for Psalms 127

  • Craig on Psalms 127
    The Book of Psalms is a collection of individual songs and poems, each numbered.
    It is not a book separated into chapters, like the other books of the Bible.

    Therefore, it is not correct to speak of "Psalms Chapter 127," but of "the 127th Psalm," or "Psalm 127," or "Psalm number 127," or similar. It is not a chapter. Never was.

    It's exactly like Shakespeare's sonnets; no one refers to "Sonnets, Chapter X" but to "Sonnet Number X."
  • Adam - in Reply on Psalms 127
    None of the books originally had chapters or verses or pages or were bound together as one book. These exist as a convenience to aid in sharing the gospel, reading together, and sharing specific scripture. If you think it's wrong and want an authentic experience you can remove it all and handwrite it yourself on a series of scrolls, but even then it wouldn't be as authentic as if it were in Hebrew and Greek. Then again, it wouldn't be as authentic as if you were actually living in Jerusalem familiar with the names and places in the time Jesus lived. So, people are welcome to criticize the Bible, but should know that even today in its form it is still God's inspired Word and the message of hope for us is the same.
  • Canaan - in Reply on Psalms 127
    Exactly, except none of the bible actually supposed to be spoken as chapters.
  • Beverly Taylor on Psalms 127
    What wisdom do I actually learn from this chapter, what is the main idea and the reason for it?
  • Beverly Taylor on Psalms 127
    What did Uzzah actually do and why did God strucked him to dead. King David refused to accept the act of the covenant because God strucked Uzzah to dead and later when David knew that God has blessed Ebedudumdedum, he decided to go and get the act of the covenant from Ebedudumdedum, what went wrong
  • Adam on Psalms 127
    Beautiful short Psalm...
  • Biblefan on Psalms 127
    but there is forgiveness that thou may be feared - very interesting - at first thought one would think that an implacable being would be MORE feared - but the absolute tyrants are more hated than feared perhaps - very interesting passage. Without forgiveness life is unbearable - and if unbearable, not worth living - a state of being that knows no fear
  • David: on Psalms 127
    Because God has fearfully and wonderfully made me, every sickness arrow shall not prosper against me, in Jesus Name. Amem
  • Michael pickens on Psalms 127
    god is long overdue on real biblical praise in this generation today. there's too much that is just noise and excitement. the lord deserves our praise because of his greatness, demands our praise because of his power, longs for it because of his grace and mercy, loves the praise of his people. psalms 150 is greatly needed in the hearts of gods people today. thanks for letting me share my thoughts.
  • Jackie on Psalms 127
    David know the the Lord was his refuge and his portion and the Lord loved him so he would keep him even when was in the cave are any where else our Lord is a great savior and Lord


 

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