Daily Devotions – Overwork doesn’t Pay

Daily Devotions – Overwork doesn’t Pay


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Psalm 127:1-2  (NIV)

A song of ascents. Of Solomon.
1 Unless the Lord builds the house, the builders labor in vain. Unless the Lord watches over the city, the guards stand watch in vain. 2 In vain you rise early and stay up late, toiling for food to eat—for he grants sleep to those he loves.


Choose one or two key verses from the Scripture reading in Psalm 127 today and do at least one of the following for your chosen verse(s).
A –  Ask questions of the text (Who, what, why, where, when)
– Emphasize certain words as you read the text over & over
I  –  In your own words (paraphrase one or more verses)
O  – Other verses in the Bible that say the same or opposite
U  – Use it; apply the truth from the text in your life


Lord, You are the provider of all things. I thank you for the skills, aptitudes, and the desires that I have been given to build my household and the things in it. Help me keep in perspective that it’s not by my doing, but all that I have depends upon Your blessing. Keep my work, my thirst for money, and for things from being my primary motivation in life. Help me instead to cast my care upon You. May the work of my hands be blessed by You Lord. May my house be built for You, Lord, and my heart be filled with Your peace and rest, whether I have earthly riches or not. Amen