How Psalm 127 Reads Differently After the Birth of Our Seventh Son

How Psalm 127 Reads Differently After the Birth of Our Seventh Son The Garrett Ashley Mullet Show

Our seventh son and eighth child is now here, and we are all of course still resting and recovering. But the morning after our meeting Andrew Matthias Mullet face-to-face, I found Psalm 127 on my thoughts and in my heart.

Now more than ever, I should understand our situation better in light of what God’s Word says here. So how does a father of eight children and seven sons read this passage?

Resisting Two Temptations

For starters, there are at least two temptations for a father with as many children as I now have.

One is to feel angry at the scoffers who mock us for having a large family, growing still larger. At a time when most folks are having few to none, we are extreme outliers in our culture at this point in history, though I would love to see that change. But some people are rather liberal in their criticism and scorn about that fact, and it does get my goat from time to time.

But the other temptation is equally hazardous. And that is that we would allow ourselves to be put on a pedestal and become conceited as others admire us for such a big family, and so many sons.

It seems to me this morning that both temptations are checked in Psalm 127 by reminding me that God Himself builds our house and watches over our city if our hope and trust is in Him.

I do not need to be anxious or sleepless. I rather need to not be. And I can be at peace and settled when the Lord of all Creation Himself protects and provides for us.

On the other hand, by reminding me that it is God who deserves the credit, Psalm 127 keeps me from being puffed up as though I have done this thing if it is or will be successful.

Again, the Lord Himself establishes what is established according to His good pleasure and tender mercy. The only way I can boast with decency and dignity is in the Lord and His goodness and grace.

A Godly Legacy

Beyond resisting temptations, I am comforted in taking the long view as I read Psalm 127. God’s Word here recasts the children of my youth – particularly my sons if you pay heed to the footnotes – as arrows in the hand of a warrior.

This speaks to strength and the ability to deter enemies from foolhardy attacks on my household and city, but it also speaks to an ability to defend against enemies should they make an assault.

And it is nice to see the active encouragement to fill my quiver with them and be blessed.

But the fact that I have filled my quiver means that I can look forward to the Lord blessing my house and the city to which He has brought us in the years and decades and generations to come, even as the arrival of this newest son and child is already a blessing.

“Children are a heritage from Yahweh” means that however tired or overwhelmed we may feel in a moment as we reorganize ourselves and our dynamics, and rest from labor and delivery, we take the long view and look forward to relief and security from the hand of God Himself.

And when God gives a thing or secures it, that thing is to be received and enjoyed with gladness and thanksgiving. So we do receive and enjoy Andrew Matthias Mullet, and thank the good Lord for him.

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  1. mosckerr says:

    Growing Godly Generations@wordpress.comBorn For Us: Wonderful Counselor (Isaiah 9:1-7)
    Your Title holds the thesis statement of your piece. Yet immediately you make a confused collage hodgepodge. Silly foreign alien to the Hebrew T’NaCH common law codification, running around like a chicken with its head cut off – has nothing what so ever to do with Godliness. T’NaCH prophets command mussar. The heart and soul of all T’NaCH literature, “your piece” remains blithely, completely oblivious there unto. Your piece speculates that the prophet had visions of your silly messiah counterfeit about a millennium before some Roman propagandist introduced the new testament.

    The new testament narishkeit, appeared at the height of a series of Jewish Wars fought to expel the Romans from Judea. Half, if not more of the entire population of Judea died fighting those wars. The Romans would expel the survivors, sold and scattered across the Western Roman empire as captured slaves. Jews experienced a dark night of death, oppression, blood libels, taxation without representation, imprisonment behind dark ghetto walls without charges and unable to confront our accusers. The “Godly” European barbarians, their reign of absolute terror and injustice culminated in the first half of the 20th Century, when Godly Xtians murdered 75% of European Jewry in less than 4 years.

    T’NaCH prophets command mussar. The T’NaCH does not exist as an ancient book of history. The stories within the pages of the T’NaCH teach — Aggaditah. 1/4th of the Sha’s Bavli (Babylonian Talmud) teaches Aggaditic stories of mussar. The absolute arrogance of your religion, wherein priests and pastors, one and all, throughout some 2000+ years of cruel injustice and bloodshed, not limited only to Jewish minority refugee populations by a long shot, this religion of arrogance presumes that its religious elite can interpret and understand the T’NaCH completely divorced and removed from the culture customs practices and ways of the people who wrote all the Books of the T’NaCH and Talmud.

    Prophetic mussar rebukes all generations living. It’s this unique quality which defines prophesy. Not only does your tumah arrogance not know the basic fundamentals of Yiddishkeit, for 2000+ years your priests and pastors remain blind to the central instruction of all the T’NaCH prophets – Mussar. Your silly narishkeit reads by rote and projects upon some pie in the sky JeZeus. But Jews have reconquered our homelands following the Shoah. My people rose from the grave yards of Europe and we rule and govern the oath sworn lands. Your pie in the sky narishkeit, no longer tolerated.

    Justice – Jews have ceased existing as stateless refugee populations scattered across the face of the earth. Now the church rots and stinks in exile – waiting for the 2nd Coming of JeZeus the mamzer son of Mary. Much to the shock and dismay of Europe. European States of England, France, Germany, and Russia no longer sit as the Great Powers, who at a whim can carve nations into Spheres of Influence, like as done unto 19th Century China. China’s Century of Shame, like that of the Israeli nation has ended. And your Roman based counterfeit religion never saw it coming.

    Church corruption and oppression throughout its entire history on this Planet has shaped the din known as “Fear of Heaven” upon that cursed religion of bloodshed. All Xtians bear the mark of Cain unto eternity. The days of your dominance and cruel misrule have reached their end. Both America and Europe – secular societies. Attacks made against Xtians mounts and increases as the years pass. The influence of priests and pastors withers and fades with each sex scandal or association of Roman finances with the Mafia. Rome sits perched in complete and total isolation. Popes ride in a heavily armored popemobile, to protect him from assassination.


    [[[“””The prophet would go on to say, “The people will pass through the land, greatly distressed and hungry. And when they are hungry, they will be enraged and will speak contemptuously against their king and their God, and turn their faces upward. And they will look to the earth, but behold, distress and darkness, the gloom of anguish. And they will be thrust into thick darkness.” (Isa 8:21-22). While the Assyrian army invaded the land of Judah (tribal territories of Zebulun and Naphtali or more commonly known in NT as Galilee) leaving the land famished, empty and in total despair and darkness. Left alone, there was little hope in Judah. Isaiah’s prophecy in chapter 9 is in a verbal tense that the action is already completed, yet we know it was not. The prophet trusted God’s promises were already fulfilled because of His faithfulness to his covenant promise to give help and hope (Gen 12:1-3, Ps 105:8-11).”””]]]

    Shall limit the study of Jewish common law to your quoted Isa 8:21-22. This cherry picking of verses manifests propaganda, lacking any awareness of Jewish common law. The latter stands upon precedents. Both the T’NaCH and Talmud learn by means of making close precedent comparisons. This my 3rd comment upon your jibberish narishkeit, shall repeat: All T’NaCH p’sukim, contained within a larger sugia. Logic stands upon Order. The Order of the T’NaCH – sugiot. Your biblical translations, one and all, uprooted the Order of sugiot within the T’NaCH. As a consequence, Xtians lost the ability to learn within the context of a sugia.

    T’NaCH common law compares sugiot with similar sugiot. The new testament books of propaganda make Joseph Goebbels proud. Ripping a p’suk\verse from its sugia contexts violates the principles of T’NaCH common law. Beginning with the New Testament itself, this counterfeit religion acted as if Jewish customs, culture and ways never existed. In the late 19th Century, German Protestant Higher Criticism made precisely this exact error. It viewed the T’NaCH as Paleontologists study fossils. Alas for these pathetic “scholars”, T’NaCH does not teach history. This fundamental error likewise defines all Xtian “scholarship” to this very day.

    Church fanatics confuse ancient literature with history. While the T’NaCH shares tangential points with history, the T’NaCH Aggaditic stories teach mussar. Mussar does not depend upon the physical existence of any character within its pages. Aggaditah compares more to fictional novels rather than historical biographies. Church creeds, theologies, dogmatism, and doctrine absolutely requires a physical historical JeZeus. T’NaCH aggadic characters by stark contrast, their mussar instructs the generations of bnai brit Israel irregardless whether those characters of Aggaditah physically lived on the planet earth.

    T’NaCH prophetic mussar commandments apply to all generations of bnai brit Israel, both with in the Constitutional Republic and in g’lut\exile. The prophets mussar seeks to arouse the hearts of my people to do t’shuvah. T’shuvah shares no common ground with “repentance”. The latter depends upon ‘Sin’. T’shuvah weighs the measure that bnai brit Man turns away from following and embracing assimilation to foreign cultures and customs of alien Goyim who never accepted the Torah at Sinai and Horev.

    Xtianity, from its inception till today pays no heed to Jewish culture customs manners and ways. Therefore the Xtian notion of repentance operates in a completely different galaxy than does t’shuvah. Mitzvot learn from other mitzvot, just as Common law stands upon precedents. Torah commandments apply in both the oath sworn lands and g’lut. Observance of mitzvot, only Jews living within the oath sworn lands can sanctify mitzvot observance. Doing mitzvot לשמה defines all T’NaCH mitzvot. The opening Mishna of גטין\divorce/ teaches that g’lut Jewry lost the wisdom to do mitzvot לשמה. Observance of mitzvot לא לשמה defines g’lut Jewry like the cherry picking of p’sukim\verse defines the new testament fraudulent counterfeit scriptures.

    Ezra and the Men of the Great Assembly sealed the masoret known as the literature of the T’NaCH. The new testament attempt to enfranchise the new testament with the T’NaCH, it ignored the decree whereby Ezra and the Men of the Great Assembly, in the early formative years of the 2nd Commonwealth, these sages sealed the literature of the T’NaCH. Later Jewish Alexandrian Jewry writers, like Ben Sira and Egyptian Hellenistic writers of that jaundra era, their Apocrypha Books, excluded from the sealed T’NaCH masoret\tradition/Kabbalah. How much more so, the Roman counterfeit new testament narishkeit\non sense.

    Xtians gossip among themselves and say that the only difference between Yiddishkeit and Xtianity, Jews reject Jesus as the messiah. No. Much more fundamental, Jews reject the religion of Xtianity which bases itself upon theologies and creeds rather than Common law. Doing mitzvot לשמה applies to all generations of Jews. The idea of messiah, whether he came or has yet to come, shares no common ground with the obligation to do mitzvot לשמה. No person can do mitzvot לשמה for other bnai brit. The foreign alien idea of the Roman Messiah, it shares no common ground with the T’NaCH faith of the obligation upon all bnai brit Jewry, in all generations to do mitzvot לשמה – the 1st commandment of the revelation of the Torah @ Sinai.

    Why for example did the Wilderness generation die in g’lut. That generation accepted the revelation of the Torah @ Sinai! That generations did not accept the Torah לשמה. The Yatzir Ha’Rah seduces the hearts of all generations of bnai brit to do and keep the Torah לא לשמה – the 2nd Commandment of the revelation of the Torah @ Sinai. Why does the first commandment @ Sinai make mention of Egypt. The Yatzir Ha’Rah continually seduces Israel to return back to Egypt. How? The Yatzir Ha’Rah encourages bnai brit Man to assimilate to the culture customs and ways practiced by the societies of both Egypt and Canaan. Assimilation defines avodah zarah – the 2nd commandment of the revelation of the Torah @ Sinai.

    The avodah zara of both Xtianity and Islam, both “assimilate” and translate the Spirit Name of HaShem ie רוח הקודש\Holy Spirit/ unto words: YHVH, Yahweh, Jehovah, Lord, Father, Yeshuah, Jesus, Allah etc etc etc. Translating the רוח הקודש Name unto words defines the avodah zarah – the sin of the Golden Calf – the definition of the 2nd Commandment @ Sinai. Jews reject the new testament because it shares no common ground with the common law Hebrew T’NaCH and Talmud. Many things depict the history of the church, but justice has no part or portion with that religion of avodah zarah. Now ‘Fear of Heaven’ exposes the trash name\destroyed reputation/ of Xtianity and the Xtian faith…’by their fruits you shall know them’.

    Adam and Eve attempted to conceal their nakedness in the Garden; vanity of vanity all is vanity. Xtianity has preached the disgrace of sin. Oblivious of the sins committed by the church in all generations. But post Shoah, with the rise of the Jewish State of Israel, Jews will rub the noses of Xtianity into the stink of their sins, like a man house trains a puppy. Xtians now wear the shoes of exile, and measure for measure they can expect no compassion nor mercy by Jews for their sins. They can cry out to JeZeus, but their noise accomplishes nothing. They wait in g’lut and rot. Jews mock them saying: when’s the 2nd coming?!

    Let’s learn. Your cherry picked p’sukim\verses sit within the sugia of ח:יט-ט:ו This sugia have previously addressed. Therefore this time around shall bring bracketing precedents from other Books of the T’NaCH. Seeing that notions of messiah have infected your brain, something like rabies, shall make a study of precedents in the Books of Shmuel, to first bracket your diseased mind, and then thereafter fire for effect.

    Mitzvot learn from other mitzvot. This basic rule which defines all T’NaCH and Talmudic literature, it specifically defines the mitzvah of Moshiach. Which Torah commandment did the prophet Shmuel base his mitzva of Moshiach upon? In 2000+ years of skewed Xtianity, not a single Goy has ever asked this most basic and fundamental question. Fear of Heaven derides and mocks all Xtian theology, creeds, dogma, and doctrines. Moshe the prophet commands a simple commandment: do not add or subtract from any of the commandments which the greatest of all prophets commands.

    The believers have not done their homework, not in 2000+ years. What a complete and total disgrace. שמואל א יז:לו David’s confidence that עמנו אל that HaShem guides his path walk, irregardless of lions or bears; that in this conflict with the Philistine giant, here too he shall prevail. Contrast this one verse sugia with your sugia where the Yatzir Ha’Rah entices people to place their trust in witches and necromancers. King Shaul, the rejected Moshiach, consorted with a necromancer witch on the day that he died in battle.

    Now shall bracket your sugia by slightly over shooting the mark. שמואל א ל:א-ו. Confronted by disaster, David maintains his cool and confidence that HaShem guides the walk of his destiny. Now — Fire for Effect: BOOM! שמואל א כט:ו-יא Whether and whom ever David served, he served both friend or foe with integrity. This precise precedent understands the k’vanna of your cherry picked p’sukim – Isa 8:21-22.

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