Thursday, October 3: In vain you rise early

Kingdom ServiceFor four weeks we'll explore four specific ways that Jesus served others and in turn calls us to follow him in kingdom service. In this first week, we'll see how we're called to be Christ-centered in our approach, our message, and our call.

Read Psalm 127:1-2

Unless the Lord builds the house,

the builders labor in vain.

Unless the Lord watches over the city,

the guards stand watch in vain.

In vain you rise early

and stay up late,

toiling for food to eat—

for he grants sleep to those he loves.


Our toil and busyness are all for nothing, the psalmist says, unless God is foundation and motivation for what we do. How do we turn work that's self-motivated and self-centered into work that's led and empowered by God?


Examine the things you do and the interactions you have with others today. Look for one way that you can turn the dial from "building the house" yourself to allowing God to build it with you at his side.



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