Psalms 126:2. 3 The LORD has done great things for us, and we are filled with joy. The reason is this, because the south is a dry country, where there are few springs, scarce a fountain to be found in a whole desert. 1. Verse 2.—"Then was our mouth filled with laughter." And they'll come up like a wood. a) A joyful harvest, by God's blessing, is the natural consequence of a dripping seed-time.      Thoughts of bliss too bright to stay. Exposition. Psalm 126 – Amazed at God’s Work. David, Mary Magdalene, Peter: as if they had made good the proverb, "No coming to heaven with dry eyes." Psalms 126:2. The outsider says, “The Lord hath done great things for them.” Ah! It is not every sowing which is thus insured against all danger, and guaranteed a harvest; but the promise specially belongs to sowing in tears. It is well for us thus to pray, and to bring our suit before him who is able to bless us exceeding abundantly. He drops a seed and a tear, a seed and a tear, and so goes on his way. in spurgeon's day IN SPURGEON'S DAY The Jews' deliverance out of Babylon, and the mystery of our Redemption: Plainely demonstrated in ten Sermons upon the 126. ", This psalm is in its right place and most fittingly follows its predecessor, for as in Psa 125:1-5, we read that the rod of the wicked shall not rest upon the lot of the righteous, we here see it removed from them to their great joy.      Loud our tongues in rapture sang; The doubting and despondent are too concerned about themselves, and too busy seeking comfort, to have either solicitude or energy to spare for the church's welfare; but the joyful heart is free to be earnest for the church's good. Poetical Books Look not how the Christian begins, but ends. 3. Spurgeon said, “encouraging thoughts are like honey to the heart”, and wrote this devotional in hopes that its uplifting messages for each day of the year would bring comfort and refreshment to our walk with God. Cookie Notice: They sow in repentance; and this seed must needs grow up to blessedness...Many saints have now reaped their crop in heaven, that sowed their seed in tears. Singular impressions,—we could not believe it to be true. Although in all these he did employ Moses and Deborah, Gideon and Jephthah, as instruments for their deliverance; and so it was not Cyrus's valour, but the Lord's power; not his policy, but God's wisdom, that, overthrowing the enemies, gave to Cyrus the victory, and put it into his heart to set his people at liberty; for he upheld his hands to subdue nations. Thou madest us to live; make us to live again. What men sow they will reap. Verse 3 expresses joy in the present based on remembrance of the past and hope for the future. For many years I was familiar with the last 2 verses of Psalm 126. Historical Books 6 Psalms 126-150 by C. H. Spurgeon - Kindle edition by Spurgeon, Charles H.. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets. Sorrow is our sowing, rejoicing shall be our reaping. Major Prophets Our mouth had never been filled with holy laughter if it had not been first filled with the bitterness of grief. Turn our captivity, O Jehovah, Verse 6.— "Sheaves." Verse 2.—"Then was our mouth filled with laughter," etc. Psalm 126:3 . Zion first appears here in Psalm 125, which is the second psalm of triumph. Historical Books psa 126:0. We could hardly believe it; we began to talk incoherently, as men do in their sleep. Verse 1.—We were like them that dream. It is a poor modesty which is ashamed to own its joys in the Lord.      All the startled nations rang. They sow in charity. Psalm 126. Many dear saints in ancient times experienced this. Who can turn again our captivity but he who turned it before? The thoughts of this psalm may likewise have been suggested by the extreme danger which frequently attends the farmer in his ploughing and sowing. Thank you for registering. Alas! Psalms 126:1-6 Sowing & Reaping 6 He that goeth forth and weepeth, bearing precious seed, shall doubtless come again with rejoicing, bringing his sheaves with him. # turned…: Heb. "Behold," saith Peter to Christ, "we have forsaken all, and followed thee" (Mat 19:27); this is the seeding. And like the psalmist in the Psalms of Ascent, we m… When we pray for the turning of our captivity, it is wise to recall former instances thereof: nothing strengthens faith more effectually than the memory of a previous experience. Seed was accounted precious when all countries came unto Egypt to buy corn of Joseph, and truly faith must needs be precious, seeing that when Christ comes he shall hardly "find faith upon the earth:" Luke 18:8. When the LORD restored the fortunes of Zion, we were like those who dream. It is the same word that is used here. Shelving menu. Verse 2.—"Mouth;" "tongue." Psalm 126:6. And what is it they said? He shall come, he shall come with singing, bearing sheaves." Is this a dream? Alas! Psalm 126:6.      The grace appeared so great. Psalms 126:6. As we look more closely at Psalm 126, I hope you’ll get the message of how God is just faithful in watching over us today. Was it because we were his church? Abiding is not enough, fruitfulness is added. Notice that verse 3 in Psalm 126 is the only verse in this psalm that is in the present tense. But if he that giveth a little shall be thus recompensed, then "he that soweth bountifully shall reap bountifully:" 2Co 9:6. Heaven is the Christian's summer. This they say: 1. Resources: Enduring Word commentary; Matthew Henry commentary; Charles Spurgeon's Treasury of David; Faithlife Study Bible on Logos.com. The New Testament This is a slap-your-thigh burst-out in laughter, LOL, giggle fit. conservative Christian faith, which includes a firm belief in the inerrancy "What shall we have therefore?" The work remains in print today in several editions. That which is spoken in the previous verse in the plural—"they," is here repeated in the singular—"he." Our mouths were filled with laughter, our tongues with songs of joy. 867; "Tearful Sowing and Joyful Reaping. This promise is conveyed under images borrowed from the instructive scenes of agriculture. General Epistles What were we, might Sion say (who were glad to lick the dust of the feet of our enemies), that the Lord of heaven and earth should look so graciously upon us? Precious seed. It was thus at Baal-Perazim. God's when is our then. At the moment when he turns our captivity, the heart turns from its sorrow; when he fills us with grace we are filled with gratitude. The Old Testament When old Jacob was told by his sons that his son Joseph was alive, his heart failed, and he believed them not; but when he had heard all that Joseph had said, and when he saw the chariots that Joseph had sent, then, as it were, raised from a sleep, and awakened from a dream, his spirit revived, and, rejoicing, he cried out, "I have enough; Joseph my son is yet alive.". Verse 5.—Two pictures. She must not sit weeping because men will not apply to her, but must go forth and bear the precious seed to the unwilling, the careless, the prejudiced, and the profligate. Verse 6.—He may go forth, he may go forth, and weep, bearing(his) load of seed. The connecting "shall.". As we say of the month of March, it enters like a lion, but goes out like a lamb. We must earnestly endeavour to learn this practice, or at the least to attain to some knowledge thereof; and we must raise up ourselves with this consideration—that the gospel is nothing else but laughter and joy. In the lapse of seventy years the hope of restoration to their land, so long deferred, had mostly gone out in despair, save as it rested (in some minds) on their faith in God's promise. That their greatest grief, and this their greatest joy; Lætati sumus, when news came (not, saith the Psalm, in domos nostras, We shall go everyone to his own house, but) in domun Domini ibimus, "We shall go to the house of the Lord, we shall appear before the God of gods in Zion.". Here's no item of contingency or possibility, but all absolute affirmations; and you know heaven and earth shall pass away, but a jot of God's word shall not fail. Bibliography InformationSpurgeon, Charle Haddon. whose sum of blessedness is to be for ever with the Lord. -------------------- —A Song of Degrees. When our own hearts are broken with grief at man's transgression we shall break other men's hearts: tears of earnestness beget tears of repentance: "deep calleth unto deep.". Verse 5.—"They that sow in tears shall reap." Psalms 126:4. The Paperback Bible presents the Bible by the Book and is designed to be portable, readable, and truly personal with ample margins for notations. PSALM 126:4-6. 1. The faithful sower's return to his Lord. A complete set of The Treasury of David in book form is available from Pilgrim Publications, PO Box 66, Pasadena, TX 77501. Then it was said among the nations, "The LORD has done great things for them." returned the returning. But here the comfort, whoever hath a seed-time of grace pass over his soul shall have his harvest-time also of joy: this law God hath bound himself to as strongly as to the other, which "is not to cease while the earth remaineth" (Gen 8:22); yea, more strongly; for that was to the world in general, not to every country, town, or field in particular, for some of these may want a harvest, and yet God may keep his word: but God cannot perform his promise if any one particular saint should everlastingly go without his reaping time. ", c. A Reaping: "and bring his sheaves with him.". His abundant joy - "with rejoicing." 2 Our mouths were filled with laughter, our tongues with songs of joy. That they are done: not against us, but "for us.". "Blessed is he that considereth the poor;" this is the seeding: "the Lord shall deliver him in the time of trouble" (Psalm 41:1); this is the harvest. b) His humility—"and weepeth." -------------------- Whether ye understand here the Red Sea, or else the river of Jordan, it matters little. It sends them to the throne of grace for the accomplishment of what was so marvellously begun. Prophets Sometimes, laughter may become the holiest possible expression. This maketh Zion's captivity to be mentioned chiefly, as chiefly regarded by God, and to be regarded by his people. The New Testament Obedientia in tetris, regnabit in coelis,—he that serves God on earth, and sows the seed of obedience, shall in heaven reap the harvest of a kingdom. The joyful reaper. but they who belong to God say, “The Lord hath done great things for us.” Oh, the privilege of being able to say “for us!” Dear hears, can you join with all the saints, and say, “The Lord hath done great things for us”? We must sow: we may have to sow in the wet weather of sorrow; but we shall reap, and reap in the bright summer season of joy. They that did sow; they shall, and none but they shall. 3. ", c) His rich rewards—"bringing his sheaves with him. Verse 6.—"Precious seed." Verse 3.—"The LORD hath done great things for us; whereof we are glad." A Song of degrees. 1 When the Lord turned again the captivity of Zion, we were like them that dream. The meanness of the receiver argues the magnificence of the giver. Yes, good husbandman, doubtless you will gather sheaves from your sowing. Successful, knowing it, personally honoured, abundantly recompensed. Our rapture seem'd, a pleasing dream, Verse 6.—"Bringing his sheaves with him." What connection there is between sowing in tears and reaping in joy. When a man's heart is so stirred that he weeps over the sins of others, he is elect to usefulness. 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