Unless the LORD builds the house,
those who build it labor in vain.
Unless the LORD guards the city,
the guard keeps watch 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 sleep to his beloved.
Sons are indeed a heritage from the LORD,
the fruit of the womb a reward.
Like arrows in the hand of a warrior
are the sons of one’s youth.
Happy is the man who has
his quiver full of them.
He shall not be put to shame
when he speaks with his enemies in the gate.
(Psalm 127, NRSV)
Unless God is in it, you are doing it in vain.
But happy is the man who his quiver full of arrows put there by the Lord.
For if God is in it, it will be fruitful!
SO follow after God, and don’t labor in vain!