Monday, November 28, 2011

Psalm 127 ~ A Legacy in Yahweh


A personal confession based on the Psalms.

A Legacy in Yahweh ~ from Psalm 127

We trust in Yahweh
To build our house,
Our family, our legacy.*
Otherwise, all our work
Would be pointless.

We trust in Yahweh
To watch over His people,
To hedge us about
With His protection.**
Otherwise, all our vigilance
Would be in vain.

It is useless to toil
From morning to night
And go to bed worried.
Yahweh is our source and supply.
He blesses the work of our hands***
And gives us His provision,
Even in our rest.

See, children are a heritage,
A divine inheritance,
Yahweh’s gift to us.
They are a blessing
And they become our legacy ~
God’s gift, and ours,
To the world.

They are like arrows
In the hand of the mighty and skillful,
To be sent forth
With strength and direction.
It is a very happy thing
To have a quiver filled with them.

Yahweh builds our house
And increases it with children;
He builds their houses
And increases them, as well.
They will be mighty in the land
And will prevail at the gates of the city,
With the purpose of God in their hearts
And the wisdom of God in their mouths,
And they shall change the world.

* “Blessed shall be the fruit of your body, the produce of your ground and the increase of your herds, the increase of your cattle and the offspring of your flocks … And the LORD will grant you plenty of goods, in the fruit of your body, in the increase of your livestock, and in the produce of your ground” (Deuteronomy 28:4, 11).
** “The LORD will cause your enemies who rise against you to be defeated before your face; they shall come out against you one way and flee before you seven ways” (Deuteronomy 28:7).
*** “The LORD will command the blessing on you in your storehouses and in all to which you set your hand, and He will bless you in the land which the LORD your God is giving you … The LORD will open to you His good treasure, the heavens, to give the rain to your land in its season, and to bless all the work of your hand” (Deuteronomy 28:8, 12).

For more on Psalm 127, see Inheriting Destiny. 



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