In Psalms 127:1 it says Except the LORD build the house, they labour in vain that build it: except the LORD keep the city, the watchman waketh but in vain.
So you see in this verse it's telling us that we need the Lord to build a house. Whether it be an artificial house, such as the temple, or the royal palace, or any structures for that matter. Solomon built many structures, but they would have never succeeded without the Lord. Of all things that we build or build upon it will only succeed if it depends entirely upon God's blessing. Psalms 127 verse 1 states that it is VAIN to attempt it otherwise. In all affairs we must look to HIM. Not only in building a home, a business, a city, or even a kingdom. We should look to God in everything we choose to do.
Matthew Henry who composed the Complete Commentary of the old and new testament from 1708-10 says this. 1. For raising a family. If God be not acknowledged, we have no reason to expect his blessing; and the best-laid plans fail, unless he crowns them with success. 2. For the safety of a family or a city. Except the Lord keep the city, the watchmen, though they neither slumber nor sleep, wake but in vain; mischief may break out, which even early discoveries may not be able to prevent. 3. For enriching a family. Some are so eager upon the world, that they are continually full of care, which makes their comforts bitter, and their lives a burden.
That there says a mouthful. So lets keep our building straight through the Lord's blessing. We labor in Vain it says if we try otherwise. No matter what our skills, our strengths may be all are in vain unless God is in it. We are to be watchmen also, that guards what we build. It's safe keeping must depend on God alone. Our safety, out health, everything that we are depends on God. We as just mere humans cannot go it alone and build what is good with out our Lord.
I pray that before any of you start to build a family, a business, or even a house; you take the advisement of God. Consult in Him before making a decision in life that may crumble with out Him. He is our helper when we are in need.
Psalms 46:1 says God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. So let Him be your strength, let him be a refuge to you when trouble does occur.
May this be a blessing to you and yours.