There are many things to be sad about in this life, so there is no need to waste our tears. Today’s devotional shows us what not to weep about and what to give our tears to. God bless you.
Because of Calvary,
Psalms 126:5-6 (ESV)5 Those who sow in tears
shall reap with shouts of joy!
6 He who goes out weeping,
bearing the seed for sowing,
shall come home with shouts of joy,
bringing his sheaves with him.
“Weep not for those who have gone to be ‘forever with the Lord,’ for all is well with them; but weep for those who are living in sin, — for the young man, in his unbridled lust, who has dishonored his father’s name, — for the daughter who, in her willfulness, has gone astray into the paths of transgression. Weep for the heart that will not break. Weep for the eyes that will not weep. Weep for the sinners who will not confess their sins, but are resolutely seeking their own damnation. Ah, my dear friends, when you are weeping like that, you are weeping as your Savior did when he wept over Jerusalem, and God will put your tears into his bottle. Be comforted, for those tears of yours are omens of good to the souls you pity; for, as surely as you groan and sigh and; cry over these beloved ones, you are doing what you can to bring them the blessing…” [Charles Haddon Spurgeon, The Metropolitan Tabernacle Pulpit LI, (London: Passmore and Alabaster, 1905), p. 485]