Except the LORD build the house, they labour in vain that build it: except the LORD keep the city, the watchman wake but in vain (Psalm 127:1).
Many builders have come who say they are Christ’s and they are not. They build their houses upon the sand and they came tumbling down. All their foundations are out of course. But they shall die like men and fall like one of the princes. Vanity and corruption are their pillars. Truth is no where to be found. But he that seeks the LORD’S counsel shall stand tall like a high tower. Upon Zion shall it stand with the glory of Almighty God. Strength shall behold it. The beauty of holiness shall beseech it. Truth shall wrap his arm around it. The LORD is truth. Truth shall be its anchor. Righteousness shall uphold its glory. The blessings of the LORD shall be upon it. The LORD of everlasting truth shall magnify it. Except the LORD give counsel, who shall endure? Except the LORD is my God, how can my soul prosper? Hope has stretched forth his hands with righteousness but the hope of vanity shall not glory. I will run from the hope of men who bring hopelessness before me. But I shall desire the hope of Almighty God. For he has laid down the foundations of the earth and yet they stand with glory. The glory of the LORD is magnified in this truth. The depths and the heights of the wisdom of God shall yet remain. All his truth have kept it. All his counsel are excellent before it. Except the LORD has laid down the foundation it shall not stand. Except the LORD build the house, they labour in vain that build it: except the LORD keep the city, the watchman wake but in vain (Psalm 127:1).
I ask all of you, who is your builder? Who is building your city? And who is keeping watch over your souls? For the LORD who is my God, who keeps watch over Israel, shall not slumber nor sleep. If the LORD is not your God, depart from wickedness; get rid of your builder (s). Say to them depart from me you who practice lawlessness. Say to them, depart! For if thy foundation shall not stand up before my God sorrows shall beseech you for all eternity.