Do you enjoy the things you do in your job and outside of your profession - feeling fulfilled by living with a sense of purpose? This week we look at Psalm 127 in our continued study of the Psalms of Ascent. We consider what it means to work “in vain” when performing work not directed by God and how the purpose of our work impacts our families and communities.
Music: "Jesus Loves Me" by Ralph Manuel; Barbara & Jennifer Christensen, soloists
We are beginning a new sermon series entitled “Ascend: A Long Obedience in the Same Direction.” We will be looking at Psalms 120-134, which are known as the Songs of Ascents. Three times a year, the Hebrew people were commanded to go to Jerusalem to the great worship festivals, and these psalms were likely sung by pilgrims as they traveled. Topographically Jerusalem is the highest city in Palestine, and so all who traveled there spent much of their time ascending. Climbing uphill requires much more grit than going downhill, so these songs are fortifying, encouraging, always pointing us to our prize: God.