shine, for your light has come, and the glory of the LORD rises upon you.
See, darkness covers the earth
and thick darkness is over the peoples,
but the LORD rises upon you
and his glory appears over you."
is to develop or give form to according to a plan or process; to create or to construct
The Hebrew word for build is Bana (Ben-aw)
it means to establish.
The Greek word for build is Oikodomeo
(oy-kod-om-eh-o) it means to construct or to edify.
Labor is the use of one's energy to do something; to work, to strive, to toil
The Hebrew word for labor is y-giya (yeg-ee-ah)
it means to toil, to work, to produce;
Vain is fruitless, to lack substance or worth
The Hebrew word for vain is riyq (reek)
it means to be useless, worthless, empty
The Greek word for vain is mataios (mat-ah-yos) and it means to be profitless
Except the Lord build the house
they labor in vain that build it. Psalm 127:1a
Unless the Lord keeps,
retains possession of; stands guard, provides protection and maintains the city, the watchman that has been hired to be alert, to stand guard, to patrol the area to observe and to be on the lookout, he mine as well go on to sleep because his work lacks substance, it has no value,
it is fruitless. His work profits nothing and it is in vain.
What Are You Building?
God's House Or Your House?
Are You Watching?
Are You Sleeping?
I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help. My help cometh from the Lord, which made heaven and earth. He will not suffer thy foot to be moved: he that keepeth thee will not slumber.
BUILDING A HOUSE, THE NEED OF RELYING ON GOD, PSALM 127:1
“I am carrying on a great project and cannot go down. Why should the work stop while I leave it
and go down to you?” Nehemiah 6:1
Except the Lord keep the city, the watchman waketh but in vain. Psalm 127:1b
is to retain possession of; to provide (a family, for example) with maintenance and support:
In Hebrew the word keep is nastar (naw-star) and it means to guard, to protect or maintain
In Greek the word keep is sunecho (soon-ekh-o) and it means to hold together, to constrain
is a person who is employed to stand guard or keep watch; to provide protection, to patrol
In Hebrew the word watchmen is tsaphah (tsaw-faw) and it means to peer into the distance, to observe, to watch
Waketh is to stay awake, to be up; to be alert
In Hebrew the word waketh is shaqad (shaw-qad) and it means to be on the look out
Unless the Lord builds, establishes and constructs and hold this house together; our labor, our work our toiling, our praying, our praising, it will all be in vain. Everything that we are striving to achieve, create and produce will be fruitless, void, empty and it will serve no purpose. ~ Evangelist Stacey Lunsford~