MAIN IDEA || God alone is working as the source of our everyday peace, joy and prosperity so we can flourish & rest by applying his wisdom. Psalm 122 (NLT) 1 I was glad when they said to me, “Let us go to the house of the Lord.” 4 All the tribes of Israel—the Lord’s people— make their pilgrimage here. They come to give thanks to the name of the Lord, 8 For the sake of my family and friends, I will say, “May you have peace.” 9 For the sake of the house of the Lord our God, I will seek what is best for you, O Jerusalem. Our God working is the source for all of our everyday: & prosperity, (122) Psalm 126 1 When the Lord brought back his exiles to Jerusalem, it was like a dream! 2 We were filled with laughter, and we sang for joy. And the other nations said, “What amazing things the Lord has done for them.” 3 Yes, the Lord has done amazing things for us! What joy! 4 Restore our fortunes, Lord, as streams renew the desert. 5 Those who plant in tears will harvest with shouts of joy. 6 They weep as they go to plant their seed, but they sing as they return with the harvest. Our God is the source for all of our : renewal & , (126) Psalm 127 1 Unless the Lord builds a house, the work of the builders is wasted. Unless the Lord protects a city, guarding it with sentries will do no good. 2 It is useless for you to work so hard from early morning until late at night, anxiously working for food to eat; for God gives rest to his loved ones. 3 Children are a gift from the Lord; they are a reward from him. Our God is the source for all of our : flourishing & , (127) Psalm 128 A song for pilgrims ascending to Jerusalem. 1 How joyful are those who fear the Lord— all who follow his ways! 2 You will enjoy the fruit of your labor. How joyful and prosperous you will be! Our God is the source for all of our : & joy. (128) CONTINUING THE CONVERSATION 1. Psalms (122,126-128) inspire us to express our worship and apply God’s wisdom as an everyday life routine. Why do you think that’s such a challenge for us to live this every day? 2. After carefully considering this Psalm, can you think of how it might change the way you worked or rested if you trusted more deeply that God is always at work building all the good things you need? Psalm 127 1 Unless the Lord builds a house, the work of the builders is wasted. Unless the Lord protects a city, guarding it with sentries will do no good. 2 It is useless for you to work so hard from early morning until late at night, anxiously working for food to eat; for God gives rest to his loved ones. 3. According to the Psalmist (128), joyful & prosperous people are those who fear the Lord & follow His ways. Are there any examples you’ve experienced where rebelling against God or living selfishly has undermined someone’s joy or prosperity?