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LET US MAKE GOD’S PROJECT OUR PROJECT

My Father’s Day Sermon

Text: Psalm 127

See also Gen 18:18,19; Psa 78:1-8; Prov 22:6,15; Eph 6:1-4, 10-18

 

WHAT MAN DOES is “in vain”

“in vain” (3x)

  1. “unless the Lord builds the house”
  2. “unless the Lord watches over the city”

(Reversal):

  1. “in vain… to wake up early and stay up late working for food”

That is:

In this Psalm, man’s projects (“toils”: e.g., build a house, watch over the city, looking for food):

  1. are contrasted with God’s project, and shows:
  2. why we must invest in God’s project. For:

UNLESS we are engaged in God’s Project whatever else we may be doing… IS IN VAIN!

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