We are finished with 1 Chronicles and the story of David, but the book of Psalms continues with the torch being passed to David’s son, Solomon.
“Unless the Lord builds the house, the builders labor in vain.” – Psalm 127:1
Um…what? Either God builds the house, which would be an awesome piece of evidence God exists, or the builders build the house. Think about it. If a house was magically created out of thin air, that’s great evidence of God. But alas, that is not what happened. Obviously the builders built the house and apparently did so in vain.
“Blessed is the man whose quiver is full of them.” – Psalm 127:5
Only men are blessed by having children? Women can’t be blessed? Sigh. Also, this verse is one of a few that have spawned the quiverfull movement. This movement argues husband and wife should have as many kids as possible during a woman’s fertile years. Birth control should not be used. If God wants you to become pregnant, he will make it so. You often see families with 10, 15, even 20 or more kids. A woman has no choice in the matter. God has created her for the sole purpose of making babies and that is her job for the 30+ years in which she is fertile.
You can guess what my thoughts are on the quiverfull movement. It’s a disgusting attempt to control women based on a couple of obscure verses in the Bible. The reign of Solomon in the book of Psalms starts off on a truly disgusting note.
Coming Soon: Psalm – Chapter 111: Untitled