Ibrahim Pasha did this more than once within my remembrance, copying the example, perhaps, of his great predecessor in Egypt when the seven years famine was ended. "If ye keep my commandments;" this is the seed: "ye shall abide in my love" (John 15:10); this is the harvest. 5. Don’t you know he enjoys giving rest to those he loves? a Song of drawing upwards," of the drawing (going) up to the heavenly Jerusalem. Find here the index of sermons at the Metropolitan Tabernacle London | Download, listen or watch online | Sermons by Dr. Peter Masters, Pastor at the Metropolitan Tabernacle | Teaching sermons, gospel messages and bible studies Sermon from Psalm 126 – Captive! Faith is called "precious seed:" quod rarum est charurn est. Verse 2.—"Then said they among the heathen." we had forfeited that long since, again and again, we know not how often. 867: "Tearful Sowing and Joyful Reaping." 2. Find here the index of sermons at the Metropolitan Tabernacle London | Download, listen or watch online | Sermons by Dr. Peter Masters, Pastor at the Metropolitan Tabernacle | Teaching sermons, gospel messages and bible studies Strange dilution and defilement of Scriptural language! General Epistles trackback. Our mouths were filled with laughter, our tongues with songs of joy. Verse 5.—"They that sow in tears shall reap in joy." This the Lord can do for any of us, and he can do it at once, for nothing is too hard for the Lord. When we are free, and in prosperity ourselves, we must not be unmindful of our brethren that are in trouble and under restraint. This is the eleventh session in a seminar series called 'Bringing sons to glory'. 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. And so it is with the children of God in a good cause. Sorrow is our sowing, rejoicing shall be our reaping. See the connection, Psalm 126:1-3. We see here not only that Zion abides, but that her joy returns alter sorrow. Do you dare trust the ground and not God? Psalms 126. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading THE TREASURY OF DAVID Vol. The soil is rocky, impracticable, overgrown with sharp thorns; and it costs much painful toil to break up and gather out the rock, cut and burn the briars, and to subdue the stubborn soil, especially with their feeble oxen and insignificant ploughs. “Our mouth was filled with laughter”—wide open, yawning chasm, filled with la… No reason in the world but this,—that upon it the Temple was built; and so, that Zion is much spoken of, and much made of, it is only for the Temple's sake. If any of us, having been once lonesome and lingering captives, have now returned home, and have become longing and labouring sowers, may the Lord, who has already delivered us, soon transform us into glad hearted reapers, and to him shall be praise for ever and ever. They have got a hand-hold by this experiment of his power and mercy, and they will not now let him go till they have more; yea, their hope is raised to such a pitch of confidence, that they draw a general conclusion from this particular experience for the comfort of themselves or others in any future distress: "They that sow in tears shall reap in joy," etc., Psalm 126:5-6. 2. When God reveal'd his gracious name All things seemed desperate, nothing more unlikely, or impossible rather. If joy is being restored, what is being restored like? Psalms 126:4. Let us avow our joy, and the reason of it, stating the "whereof" as well as the fact. Psalms 126:6. Shelving menu. To understand this you must remember what I have just told you about the situation of the arable lands in the open country; and here again we meet that verbal accuracy: the sower "goes forth"—that is, from the village. 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. Verse 6.—Weeping must not hinder sowing: when we suffer ill we must be doing well. Verse 6.—"Goeth forth." Christ had the oil of gladness poured on him, as Chrysostom saith, that he might pour it on the mourner; well then might the apostle call it "a repentance not to be repented of:" 2Co 7:10...Here is sweet fruit from a bitter stock: Christ caused the earthen vessels to be filled with water, and then turned the water into wine: John 2:9. Now he turneth to the Gentiles, whom he calleth to the partaking of this laughter. The psalm begins, “When Yahweh brought back those who returned to Zion, we were like those who dream. - "Doubtless." Then in a fuller sense than even at Pentecost our old men shall see visions, and our young men shall dream dreams: yea, all things shall be so wonderful, so far beyond all expectation, that those who behold them shall ask themselves whether it be not all a dream. But he arose, and is now in heaven, from whence he shall "doubtless come again with rejoicing," with the voice of the archangel and the trump of God, "bringing his sheaves with him." # … The Lord has wrought mightily