Eating the fruit of your labor – When effort seems fruitless – Lectio Divina – Psalm 128-2

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Psalm 128:2

“You will eat the fruit of your labor; blessings and prosperity will be yours.”

 

What is the fruit of my labor that I desire to eat?

A peaceful feeling from cleanliness?

A husband happy with a tasty dinner?

That’s small picture stuff.

Bigger picture stuff is
…Children who are happy and peaceful
…Children having a childhood of fun and adventure
…A calm spirit with a gentle response
…Feeling proud of my home?
…Feeling proud of my heart.

Talking to my children all day long about Jesus. Living with His presence near so they experience the effects of it and learn to live in this manner.

This verse is an encouragement: Don’t give up.

Much of your labor may seem fruitless, repetitive and mundane. Planting but never harvesting. Cleaning without ever getting things clean.

But your labor is not without fruit.

Your effort is not without blessing. Your sacrifices are not unto nothing. Blessing will be yours. Prosperity and fullness will be yours.

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