Unless the LORD builds the house, those who build it labor in vain. Unless the LORD watches over the city, the watchman stays awake in vain. Psalm 127:1
The Lord blesses that which is built upon his word. There is a pressure no foundation can stand and an enemy no watchman can see. Only the Lord can preserve us. Only he can protect us.
For a generation that delights in being on “the right side of history,” we seem to know very little of it. History is lavishly supplied with the tumbled houses and stunned watchmen of those who abandoned the ways of God. Their number is not just plentiful but complete. Apart from God, it is only a matter of who gets to the finish line first.
Unless… Everyone then who hears these words of mine and does them will be like a wise man who built his house on the rock. And the rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house, but it did not fall, because it had been founded on the rock. Matthew 7:24f
What a wonderful Savior he is!