From Psalm 127 we learn that If God’s not in your life, all your efforts will ultimately be a waste of time: If God doesn’t build the house, the builders only build shacks. If God doesn’t guard the city, the .. watchmen might as well nap. It’s useless to rise early and go to bed late, and work your worried fingers to the bone. Don’t you know God gives to those He loves, even while they sleep.(Contemporary English Version).

Of all the many gifts God gives us the one that stands out above all the others is our children: Children are God’s best gift. Parents, be sure to tell your children that. Also,in the context of this verse, don’t throw your efforts and time away rising early for work and working late, when the most important possession you have are the children God has given you. In other words, never, never, never, let your work be an excuse for neglecting your family. No one on their death bed ever said that they wished they had spent more hours on the job!