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The thought of the pilgrim centres upon the city toward which his face is turned as the place of home. The strength of the Hebrew people in the past, and all that remains of it today, largely results from the keen sense which they ever cherished of the importance of the home and the family. The house, the city, labour, are all important to the conserving of the strength of the family. Towards these the pilgrims look, but as they hope, they recognise that, as in the settlement which will make these possible Jehovah is the one Worker, so in these also He is the one and only Strength of His people. He must build the house and guard the city. He must be the Partner in toil, giving to His beloved even when they rest in sleep. After toil is over.
The last is a thought full of comfort to the toiler. Jehovah is never weary, and carries on the enterprise while His trusting child gains new strength in sleep. Children, the glory of the house, are His gift, and they become the support and defence of their parents. Thus the pilgrims look forward to the rest which follows exile, in the city of God; and recognise that this also in all its details, will result from His power and working.
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Morgan, G. Campbell. "Commentary on Psalms 127". "Morgan's Exposition on the Bible". https://studylight.org/
the Week of Proper 8 / Ordinary 13