Several Decades back, The Beatles sang a song titled, “Can’t Buy Me Love.” The lyrics went like this:
I’ll buy you a diamond ring if it makes you feel all right.
I’ll get you anything if it makes you feel all right
I don’t care too much for money for money can’t buy me love.

The Beatles were right. Money can’t buy you love, happiness, or a lot of other things including a happy home.

But, long before the Beatles ever hit the airways, the Psalmist wrote, “1 Unless the LORD builds the house, the builders labor in vain. Unless the LORD watches over the city, the guards stand watch in vain. 2 In vain you rise early and stay up late, toiling for food to eat— for he grants sleep to those he loves. 3 And Children are a heritage from the LORD, offspring a reward from him” (Psalm 127).

Even in the Psalmist’s day, the best way to build a happy home is by placing God first in everything.

John Mark Caton, PhD
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