“Go to the ant, oh sluggard. Consider her ways and be wise.” Work is good. Our hearts are bad. Solomon’s wisdom instructs us to look to creation for help to fight the scourge of laziness.
Solomon’s wisdom does not only apply in pre-empting unwise decisions but also in addressing situations where one is snared by an unwise decision.
If Psalm 126 was about the Jews return from Babylon, then the truths contained in Psalm 127 would apply to those returning exiles, even though it was written long before that event, just as they do to anyone who is concerned about their dwelling-place and
There seems to have been an uptick in recent years in what you would think would be unnecessary warning labels. For example, a warning label on a wheelbarrow some years ago read, “Not intended for highway use.” A carpenter’s electric drill carried the following warning: