Stop Eating the Bread of Anxious Toil

Stop Eating the Bread of Anxious Toil


Psalm 127

A Song of Ascents. Of Solomon. 

Unless the Lord builds the house, 

those who build it labor in vain. 

Unless the Lord watches over the city, 

the watchman stays awake in vain. 

It is in vain that you rise up early 

and go late to rest, 

eating the bread of anxious toil; 

for he gives to his beloved sleep. 

Behold, children are a heritage from the Lord, 

the fruit of the womb a reward. 

Like arrows in the hand of a warrior 

are the children of one’s youth. 

Blessed is the man 

who fills his quiver with them! 

He shall not be put to shame 

when he speaks with his enemies in the gate.

When we study God’s Word, it should lead us to both rejoicing and repenting. 

  • What stands out to you from the text?
  • What questions or comments do you have about it?
  • In what ways did you find yourself encouraged and/or rejoicing when you heard the message?
  • In what ways were you challenged to repent or change when you heard the message?
  • How did the teacher connect this passage to Christ? What other connections do you see between this message and the redemptive work of Christ?


  • What is one thing that you want to remember from this sermon?  
  • Why is that important to you?