Posts Tagged ‘Your labor in the Lord is not in vain’

Build By The Lord’s Hand

July 6, 2020


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Psalm 127:1 … Unless the LORD builds the house, its builders labor in vain. Unless the LORD watches over the city, the watchmen stand guard in vain.
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By the Lord’s hand His house/body is established
Apart from Him you can do nothing John 15:5
Unless the Lord builds the house
The builders build in vain=worthlessness. Psalm 127:1 
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But speaking/practicing the truth in love, we in all things grow up into Him who is the Head, that is, Christ. From Him the whole body, fitted and held together by every supporting ligament, grows and builds itself up in love, as each part does its work. –Ephesians 4:15-16 
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All parts of the Lord’s body are equally important
And necessary-essential 1Corinthians 12:21-22
Therefore by the Lord’s hand pursue love
And eagerly desire spiritual gifts
That the body may grow and build itself up. 1Corinthians 14:1,26
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Let him not trust in what is worthless{his own strength}, deceiving himself; for worthlessness will be his reward. –Job 15:31
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So do not throw away your confident trust in the Lord, no matter what happens. Remember the great reward it brings you! Patient endurance is what you need now, so you will continue to do God’s will. Then you will receive all that He has promised. –Hebrews 10:35-36
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Word Study
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From NetBible Psalm 127:1
Unless the LORD builds the house, its builders labor in vain. Unless the LORD watches over the city, the watchmen stand guard in vain.

  • build[01129] = establish a house
    =>establish a family
  • in vain[07723] = uselessness, falsehood, worthlessness
    Let him not trust in what is worthless[07723], deceiving himself; for worthlessness[07723] will be his reward. –Job 15:31
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    Turn away my eyes from looking at worthless[07723] things, And revive me in Your way. –Psalm 119:37
  • watch[08104] = keep, guard, protect, preserve

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From NetBible Eph 4:16
From Him the whole body, fitted and held together by every supporting ligament, grows and builds itself up in love, as each part does its work.
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From NetBible 1Thess 5:11
Therefore encourage one another and build up one another, just as you also are doing.
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From NetBible 1Cor 14:26
What should you do then, brothers and sisters? When you come together, each one has a song, has a lesson, has a revelation, has a tongue, has an interpretation. Let all these things be done for the strengthening-building up of the church.

  • build[3619],[3618] = edify, strengthen (build a house)
    *the act of one who promotes another’s growth in Christian
    wisdom, piety, happiness, holiness

No Nobodies!

June 25, 2014

1 Corinthians 12:20-22 AMP
20 And now there are [certainly] many limbs and organs, but a single body.
21 And the eye is not able to say to the hand, I have no need of you, nor again the head to the feet, I have no need of you.
22 But instead, there is [absolute] necessity for the parts of the body that are considered the more weak.

From Our Daily Bread: No Nobodies

God can take a lowly vessel,
Shape it with His mighty hand,
Fill it with a matchless treasure,
Make it serve a purpose grand. —Bosch

There is no such thing as insignificant service for Christ.

No part of the body of Christ is insignificant.
All parts are equally important and needed => no nobodies!

1 Corinthians 12:23-24 AMP
23 And those [parts] of the body which we consider rather ignoble are [the very parts] which we invest with additional honor, and our unseemly parts and those unsuitable for exposure are treated with seemliness (modesty and decorum),
24 Which our more presentable parts do not require. But God has so adjusted (mingled, harmonized, and subtly proportioned the parts of) the whole body, giving the greater honor and richer endowment to the inferior parts which lack [apparent importance],

1 Corinthians 15:57-58 AMP
57 But thanks be to God, Who gives us the victory [making us conquerors] through our Lord Jesus Christ.
58 Therefore, my beloved brethren, be firm (steadfast), immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord [always being superior, excelling, doing more than enough in the service of the Lord], knowing and being continually aware that your labor in the Lord is not futile [it is never wasted or to no purpose].