The Lord’s role and ours
This set of verses confused me a bit, although it appears to revolve around the typical scriptural paradox of our role vs. God's:
Proverb 10:4: “Poor is he who works with a negligent hand, but the hand of the diligent makes rich.”
Psalm 127:1-2: “Unless the Lord builds the house, they labor in vain who build it…It is vain for you to rise up early, to retire late, to eat the bread of painful labors; for He gives to His beloved even in his sleep.”
One seems to emphasize the role of human effort; the other seems to minimize it.
I’d be interested in hearing your thoughts on reconciling these verses.