Daily Bible Reading

March 25, 2023

Psalm 127(GNT)

God’s Saving Word: Prayer


Psalm 127: Another “Song of Ascent”, the opening verses in today’s reading express dependence on God. The writer acknowledges that God is the source of all blessings. In ancient times, the gift of children provided the family with economic support and help with daily tasks.

Scripture Reading

In Praise of God’s Goodness

127 If the Lord does not build the house,
    the work of the builders is useless;
if the Lord does not protect the city,
    it does no good for the sentries to stand guard.
It is useless to work so hard for a living,
    getting up early and going to bed late.
For the Lord provides for those he loves,
    while they are asleep.

Children are a gift from the Lord;
    they are a real blessing.
The sons a man has when he is young
    are like arrows in a soldier’s hand.
Happy is the man who has many such arrows.
He will never be defeated
    when he meets his enemies in the place of judgment.

Today’s Key Verse:  Psalm 127:3

Children are a gift from the LORD; they are a real blessing.


Verses 1 and 2 acknowledge that human efforts are useless without dependence on God. In what ways do you demonstrate your dependence on God?  In what ways does your community of faith celebrate the blessing of children? For what will you thank God today?


Faithful God, you are the source of all blessings. I can do nothing without you. How thankful I am that you alone are God; I place my trust in you and stand on your holy Word. Amen.

Tomorrow’s Reading

Psalm 130: A prayer for help.

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