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November 6, 2020
Daily Bible reading: Psalms 125-129
Saturday’s Bible reading: Ezekiel 19-20
Sunday’s Bible reading: Ezekiel 21-24
“Sow in Tears – Reap in Joy”
(Psalm 126:1-6, MKJV) “When the LORD turned again the captivity of Zion, we were like those who dream. (2) Then our mouth was filled with laughter, and our tongue with singing; then they said among the nations, the LORD has done great things with them. (3) Great things did the LORD to work with us and we are glad. (4) Turn again our captivity, O LORD, as the streams in the south. (5) Those who sow in tears shall reap in joy. (6) He who goes forth and weeps, bearing precious seed, shall doubtless come again with rejoicing, bringing his sheaves with him.”
We do not know who penned this psalm, but we do know that it was written when the Hebrew people were returning from captivity in Babylon. The time in captivity was a very bitter time, and many tears were shed. But as the people wept, repented, and prayed for deliverance, their prayers were heard and answered. Then the time of return was a joyful time.
We read these Scriptures when we are under a heavy burden for our self, our loved ones, or for our community or nation. When tragedy strikes, we are stricken with grief and pray with passion for an answer. We are comforted in knowing that when we sow in tears that we will also reap in joy.
When we plant a seed, it requires water to break the hard-outer shell for it to open up and the plant to grow. As we pray with passion and tears, we are watering a hard situation. As we pray with faith, it is God who will break the situation and cause something beautiful to take its place.
Verses to meditate on are: (Psa. 126:5-6) “Those who sow in tears shall reap in joy. (6) He who goes forth and weeps, bearing precious seed, shall doubtless come again with rejoicing, bringing his sheaves with him.”