If God doesn't build your house, you might as well not have it.
There's no point to working your butt off if God doesn't bless you with rest.
Faithful children are a reward and blessing from God.
God blesses the man who fears him with
- the fruit of his labor
- a fruitful wife in the heart of his home
- children around the table
- seeing Jerusalem prosper
- seeing your children's children
They have afflicted me deeply, but not prevailed. God turned them back.
May they be like tiny grass that withers, is useless and ignored.
How this is about Jesus
The blessing of God is essential. Without it nothing else will satisfy. And God promised His blessing to the world through Abraham and his seed, Jesus Christ (Genesis 12:1-3; Galatians 3:16). Faith in Him is essential to God's blessing (Galatians 3:26-29).