Bought by the Blood

August 1, 2007

Unless the LORD builds the house, They labor in vain who build it; (Psalm 127:1)

Filed under: faithfulness of God,grace,Psalms — cubsfan1980 @ 6:06 pm

Unless the LORD builds the house,
They labor in vain who build it; (Psalm 127:1)


Imagine that a contractor comes to you and tells you that they want to build for you a house with unimaginable splendor and glory. Not only with this builder build the house for you He has promised to pay all of the cost. This house has come at no easy cost, but He sacrificed His own Son so that you may have every blessing. Although the builder will build the house, He has asked for your help, for you to come alongside Him and do His will. He will strengthen you to do His will and give you all that you need.

All this builder requires of you is obedience. Although obedience sounds like an easy task, your flesh will resist it. You will want to do good to satisfy the builder, but the good you will want to do, you won’t and the evil you desire to resist you will give into. Some of the complaints about the builder are His time schedule and how it is natural to wait on Him even though He is good and His plan is perfect. Another popular complaint about Him is that He is all glorious and humbles those that are lifted up, whereas in our natural state we love control and to be able to call the shots.

Despite our failure to wait on Him or submit humbly to His will, He is still faithful to build the house, not on any merit of our own, but because of what His Son has accomplished on our behalf. The Lord knows our weakness and insufficiency. He is a patient and loving Father whose mercy endures forever. Even though His children never deserve it, He always delights in blessing us. How much more that should motivate us to obedience and living lives of ceaseless worship.



  1. I enjoy unless the build house help me much. yes obedience an being faithful in his way. .

    lord will walk along with us.

    thank you,

    may god continue bless you


    Comment by rosalee russell — June 15, 2009 @ 2:31 am | Reply

  2. Looking at the scripture in context, is it so much about obedience or about the gift of children?
    Ironically, our disobedient hearts don’t want God to build much of a house these days.

    What does that say about the houses we are building? Meaningless…

    Comment by Joe Wright — June 30, 2009 @ 7:26 am | Reply

  3. Thats a wonderful verse. I wished I had followed Jesus Christ when i was a young kid and life would be some much better now instead of being lonely and unloved now.

    Comment by steve — July 2, 2009 @ 2:05 pm | Reply

    • Steve,
      amen to that!

      Comment by bloodbought — July 3, 2009 @ 9:06 pm | Reply

    • Hi Steve, your not unloved, God loved you way before you had any knowledge of Him and He sent His Son to die for you so that you could be adopted in His family – God says your wanted and loved. Don’t forget it.

      Comment by Alex — June 7, 2010 @ 3:18 pm | Reply

  4. Praise, I agree Steve you are wholly loved and excepted in the Beloved. However I do feel you, Let God renew you and redeem the time in you life, it’s never to late.

    Comment by Theophilus — November 8, 2011 @ 9:18 am | Reply

  5. There is nothing we can do on our own. God just made us to know how we are zero in front of Him. He is the master and His will only commends us. We cannot take proud in any of the earthly things we do or achieve in our life. No one can beam for his achievement because every thing comes from God. Each and every moment in our life belongs to Him. We must surrender to Him. Remember another verse: “The good and the evil; Life and death; poverty and riches are all given by the Lord.” That’s it. He is everything. Always remember Him and praise Him.

    Comment by BC — July 4, 2012 @ 9:11 pm | Reply

  6. Jesus should the Chief cornestone of this building.use é stone when u lay o foundation.remember é parable of two men who build their house one on shifting sands and the other on é rock.when è wind came one built on è rocky wasnt destroyed.

    Comment by Joseph Mukamba — November 25, 2012 @ 9:17 pm | Reply

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