America’s Roots! Except the Lord Builds It -Video 1
Psalm 127:1 says, “Unless the LORD builds the house, they labor in vain who build it.”
This was a prime Bible verse of the Revolutionary period and the time of the drafting of our new Constitution. During the drafting of the Constitution, it is reported the founders reached a stalemate. They became dumbfounded in the process of writing it. Ben Franklin was said to ask the men to resort to prayer to God for help, and he used this verse for his reason: “Except the Lord builds the house, they labor in vain who build it.”
The men did open in prayer every morning after Ben’s motion, and then it was said that things went well in writing the Constitution. Most of the founders came to believe that God was involved in the formation of the United States, and in the drafting of our Constitution.
What does this mean to us? The HOUSE in this verse means any work we are involved in. But the BUILDER and architect is God, not us. We are merely the laborers who work under God’s supervision.
But the foundation for the house must be God and his gospel truth in the Bible. This was the foundation for our founding Fathers in their invention of this great nation. And it should also be our foundation in anything we do in our lives.