Today’s Scriptures: Genesis 38:9-10, Psalm 127
Genesis 38:9-10 But Onan knew that the offspring would not be his; so when he went in to his brother’s wife he spilled the semen on the ground, lest he should give offspring to his brother.  And what he did was displeasing in the sight of the LORD, and he slew him also.
A Song of Ascents. Of Solomon. Unless the LORD builds the house,
those who build it labor in vain.
Unless the LORD watches over the city,
the watchman stays awake in vain. It is in vain that you rise up early
and go late to rest,
eating the bread of anxious toil;
for he gives to his beloved sleep. Lo, sons are a heritage from the LORD,
the fruit of the womb a reward. Like arrows in the hand of a warrior
are the sons of one’s youth. Happy is the man who has
his quiver full of them!
He shall not be put to shame
when he speaks with his enemies in the gate.