Psalm 127, “Solomon’s Words For Today”
Like a house, what are some other things we may attempt to build without the Lord? How do we build with the Lord? What does it look like when we live and work in dependence upon God? In what ways does labor that is independent of God look different from labor that is done in dependence upon God?
Why is it that the laborer labors in vain when they attempt to build without the Lord? What does the word vain here mean?
What does it mean to labor in vain? Why is it important that we not build in vain? What are some of the consequences of "building in vain"?
In what ways does God guard a city? How may God's protection involve the service of the watchman and the efforts or agency of man?
Discuss verse one in regard to the ways God is present and working in our lives. What does the verse say about our dependence upon God and the consequences of our independence from Him?
What does verse two say about giving our labor to much priority? Consequence of such a decision? How does this behavior rob us of a blessing?
Why is sleep important and a gift God gives to His beloved?
What does it mean that God gives to His beloved, even in his sleep?
What does God give us in our sleep? What did He give to Solomon in 1 Kings 3:5? To Joseph in Matthew 1:20, 2:13-20? Where else in scripture does God use dreams such as Acts 9:10; 10:1-6; 10:9-15; others? Why are dreams important?
What does God, through this psalm say about children? Is the value and blessing of children described in this passage still recognized today? Why or why not?
What have you learned about living life in dependence upon God?
How are you going to live (labor) in dependence upon God this week?