King James Version (KJV)
Except the Lord build the house, they labour in vain that build it: except the Lord keep the city, the watchman waketh but in vain.
I believe we can apply this verse to not only the actual building of our homes, but almost anything we seek to do in our lives.
If we do not have God’s blessing on that which we do, we do it all in vain.
If we have not sought God’s will for what we attempt in life, we cannot
succeed. Oh, we are surely able to go about our business, tasks and that for which we strive; but these efforts will have no eternal value.
We can also apply this to our cities and even our nation. A nation does not seek God, obey God, seek His righteousness cannot expect God’s blessing or protection. It will fall from within; it won’t need to worry about its outside enemies.
Leaving God out of our lives, ensures failure; all our accomplishments will be unproductive and worthless in God's Kingdom. We miss the higher good – building something for eternal value. We would be wise to let God be our Master Builder.
Psalm 18: 6-10