See the connection, Psalm 126:1-3. Holy mourning, saith St. This exposition consisted of readings from PSALMS 126. and 127. GenesisExodusLeviticusNumbersDeuteronomyJoshuaJudgesRuth1 Samuel2 Samuel1 Kings2 Kings1 Chronicles2 ChroniclesEzraNehemiahEstherJobPsalmsProverbsEcclesiastesSong of SongsIsaiahJeremiahLamentationsEzekielDanielHoseaJoelAmosObadiahJonahMicahNahumHabakkukZephaniahHaggaiZechariahMalachiMatthewMarkLukeJohnActsRomans1 Corinthians2 CorinthiansGalatiansEphesiansPhilippiansColossians1 Thessalonians2 Thessalonians1 Timothy2 TimothyTitusPhilemonHebrewsJames1 Peter2 Peter1 John2 John3 JohnJudeRevelation. So much then, and no less than they. Then, these great things they ascribe not to chance; that they happened not, but were "done.". Psalm 126:6. -------------------- This psalm is titled A Song of Ascents. Join all these together, and the sentiment is very forcibly brought out, that he who labours hard, in cold and rain, in fear and danger, in poverty and in want, casting his precious seed into the ground, will surely come again, at harvest time, with rejoicing, and bearing his sheaves with him. The Old Testament Let those that remain in Babylon have their hearts stirred up, as ours were, to take the benefit of the liberty granted. -------------------- 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. "He that believeth on God," this is the seed; "shall have everlasting life" (John 5:24); this is the harvest. works written about the 126 psalm. Livy says that when the herald had finished there was more good news than the people could receive all at once. See "Spurgeon's Sermons" No. It was the end of Christ's anointing and coming into the world, that he might comfort them that mourn: Isa 61:3. Historical Books Go tell the story. b) God, who cannot lie, hath promised it. 4 Restore our fortunes again, Yahweh, like the streams in the Negev. They sow in obedience: this is also a blessed seed, that will not fail to prosper Wheresoever it is cast. The heathen heard the songs of Israel, and the better sort among them soon guessed the cause of their joy. Here is one of the Lord's shalls and wills; it is freely given both to workers, waiters, and weepers, and they may rest assured that it will not fail: "in due season they shall reap. When the Israelites had served in a strange land four hundred years, it was not Moses, but Jehovah, that brought them out of the land of Egypt, and out of the house of bondage. General Epistles May the Lord hasten it in his own time. (b) After the first-fruits, then come sheaves to refresh the husband-man, and to assure him that the full harvest is coming. Die Schatzkammer Davids - Eine Auslegung zu PSALM 126 von Charles Haddon Spurgeon aus dem Jahr 1885 126. II. 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. The New Testament (a) In sowing ye know there is great pains. That they were no quotidian, or common things; but "great". It was not the freedom of an individual which the Lord in mercy had wrought, but of all Zion, of the whole nation; and this was reason enough for overflowing gladness. Ever do this till conflict is over! Verse 6.—"He." The New Testament You remember the account of Peter's release from prison in Acts 12. "Who am I, that the mother of my Lord should visit me?" He drops a seed and a tear, a seed and a tear, and so goes on his way. GenesisExodusLeviticusNumbersDeuteronomyJoshuaJudgesRuth1 Samuel2 Samuel1 Kings2 Kings1 Chronicles2 ChroniclesEzraNehemiahEstherJobPsalmsProverbsEcclesiastesSong of SongsIsaiahJeremiahLamentationsEzekielDanielHoseaJoelAmosObadiahJonahMicahNahumHabakkukZephaniahHaggaiZechariahMalachiMatthewMarkLukeJohnActsRomans1 Corinthians2 CorinthiansGalatiansEphesiansPhilippiansColossians1 Thessalonians2 Thessalonians1 Timothy2 TimothyTitusPhilemonHebrewsJames1 Peter2 Peter1 John2 John3 JohnJudeRevelation, Select an Ending Point Then shall every man receive the fruit of his works, and have praise of God. Who can turn again our captivity but he who turned it before? Copyright StatementThese files are public domain.Text Courtesy of Why would they have their captivity turned like those mighty floods in the south? In his basket he has seed which is precious to him, for he has little of it, and it is his hope for the next year. It was he and not Jephthah that delivered them from the Philistines and Amorites after eighteen years' oppression. IN SPURGEON'S DAY The Jews' deliverance out of Babylon, and the mystery of our Redemption: Plainely demonstrated in ten Sermons upon the 126. (a) In the strangeness of their experience. This psalm is titled A Song of Ascents. In streams they shall also in the latter days return to their own land, and replenish it yet again. The garner of his gladness will be filled to overflowing. Exposition. O Lord. Verse 2.—"Then was our mouth filled with laughter," etc. That they are done: not against us, but "for us.". His humility - "and weepeth" 3. EXPOSITION . Error: Passwords should have at least 6 characters, Error: Usernames should only contain letters, numbers, dots, dashes, or underscores. Verse 4.—"As the streams in the south." The Gospels Verse 5.—"They that sow in tears shall reap in joy." this was a true and religious compliment of devout Elizabeth. It is the seventh in the series of 15 songs for pilgrims coming to Jerusalem. Meaning to return to the, or meet those returning, as it were, half way. It seemed too good to be true. The land must be first tilled and dressed; and there is pains in casting the seed into it; and then it takes a great dressing all the year, before it be set in the barn-yard. Here the trustor becomes a sower: faith works by love, obtains a present bliss, and secures a harvest of delight. When the LORD restored the fortunes of Zion, we were like those who dream.      Shall with joyful bosoms glow. The Old Testament      God to Zion led the way, As Israel of old prayed that he would bring all their brethren scattered abroad in captivity back to their own land in one full stream, multitudinous, joyous, mighty, like the waters of Nile or Euphrates pouring over the parching fields of the south in the hot, dry summertime; so now should the members of Christ's church ever pray "that all that profess and call themselves Christians may be led into the way of truth, and hold the faith in unity of spirit, in the bond of peace, and in righteousness of life.". Shelving menu. INTRODUCTION: We are continuing in our study on the Psalms of Ascent, and our message series is called Stepping Stones to Gods Heart. Want to Read. The Blue Letter Bible ministry and the BLB Institute hold to the historical, These people not only laughed, but their mouth was filled with laughter; they could not laugh loudly enough, there was no expression of articulate speech that sufficed them at all: “Then was our mouth filled with laughter,” —.      All the startled nations rang. 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? 1. Verse 6.—"Precious seed." "When the Lord turned again the captivity of Zion, we were like them that dream." conservative Christian faith, which includes a firm belief in the inerrancy 6 He who goes out weeping, carrying seed for sowing, will certainly come again with joy, carrying his sheaves. These great things command the attention of the world. Luke-Acts Then it was said among the nations, “The LORD has done great things for them.” The LORD has done great things for us, and we are filled with joy. 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. Verse 6.—"Bringing his sheaves with him." His abundant joy - "with rejoicing." Whole Psalm.—I believe this psalm is yet once more to be sung in still more joyous strain; once more will the glad tidings of Israel's restoration break upon her scattered tribes, like the unreal shadow of a dream; once more will the inhabitants of the various lands from among whom they come forth exclaim in adoring wonder, "The Lord hath done great things for them," when they see Israelite after Israelite and Jew after Jew, as on that wondrous night of Egypt, with their loins girded, their shoes on their feet, and their staff in their hand, hasting to obey the summons that recalls them to their own loved land! "Then said they among the heathen, the LORD hath done great things for them." Out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks; and if the heart be glad the tongue is glib. a) His certain harvest time—"shall doubtless come again." 5 Those who sow in tears will reap in joy. 867: "Tearful Sowing and Joyful Reaping." Psalms Commentary (1864) Spurgeon had high praise for Alexander's work writing that it "Occupies a first place among expositions. The general assurance is applied to each one in particular. Spurgeon's wife said that if Spurgeon had never written any other work, this would have been a permanent literary memorial. We wish it were, but its not. When the country is disturbed, or the government weak, they cannot sow these lands except at the risk of their lives. The faithful sower's return to his Lord. It is to the purpose. Verse 6.—"Doubtless." Pauline Epistles Psalm 125 presents a picture of those who have faith in the LORD growing in that faith, and the LORD working in their lives to make their experience match their legal right-standing with God. If GOD doesn’t guard the city, the night watchman might as well nap. Lord! Ah, me, what captives we have been! Psalm 128 follows Psalm 127 for the same reason as Psalm 2 follows Psalm 1. -------------------- Explanatory Notes and Quaint Sayings. 1. It should seem there is more in Zion's captivity than in the rest, that choice is made of it before the rest. Therefore sparse abroad with a full hand, like a seeds man in a broad field, without fear. What connection there is between sowing in tears and reaping in joy. It is evident from the psalm Psalm 126:5, that, when it was composed, there was still some trouble - something that might be called a “captivity,” from which the psalmist prays that they might be delivered; and the object of the psalm would seem to be in part, in that trial to find encouragement from the former interposition of God in their case. 1. Some do interpret this verse otherwise; that is, Turn our captivity, O Lord, as the rivers in the south, which in the summer are dried up in the desert places by the heat of the sun, but in the winter are filled up again with plenty of water. We were so carried away with joyful rapture that we did not know where we were: “we were like them that dream.”, Psalms 126:2. A complete set of The Treasury of David in book form is available from Pilgrim Publications, PO Box 66, Pasadena, TX 77501. PSALM 126:4-6. Below thou mayest receive forty grains for one; but in heaven, (by the promise of Christ,) a hundred-fold: a "measure heapen, and shaken, and thrust together, and yet running over." The Prince of Preachers, Charles H. Spurgeon (19th… More. O if it be a dream, 3 The LORD has done great things for us, and we are filled with joy. 3. His activity - "he goeth forth." 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. This laughter is not a little tweak of the lips. Happy people to whom ever ascent was a song, every halt a hymn. Psalm 126:6. As in thirsty channels meeting It is the seventh in the series of 15 songs for pilgrims coming to Jerusalem. Psalm 126:6. This is not a polite living-room chortle. 3. Returning: "He shall doubtless come again. They wept as they prayed for the return of the captivity. Pauline Epistles The husbandman has a great variety of work before him; every season and every day brings its proper business. We will call it, "Leading captivity captive.". Asking him the reason why he would not rather leave off than labour in such foul weather, his answer was returned me in their country rhythm:—. Cookie Notice: Psalm 126:6. They that now in sorrow weeping Verse 4.—"Turn again our captivity, O LORD." a. "Yes, FOR US! Though he go, though he go, and be weeping, -------------------- And they'll come up like a wood. "For he wist not that it was true which was done by the angel; but thought he saw a vision:" Acts 11:9. The Gospels - Psalm 126 Sermons. Psalms 126:3. This is what happened to God’s people before, but now they have fallen into another trouble, so hear how they pray. 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. Hence this joyous surprise. What, then, are the waters they have in the south, in those parched countries? Many dear saints in ancient times experienced this. Call it rather a robbery of God. They, the greater and more general; why not the captivity of them, but of Zion? —A Song of Degrees. In this acknowledgment and confession there are three noteworthy points of thankfulness. Precious seed. Luke-Acts Pentateuch ", c. A Reaping: "and bring his sheaves with him.". shall I receive a reward for my labour?" So the Christian has duties in the closet, in the family, in the church, in the world, etc., etc. Seed-corn is always dearest; and when other corn is dear, then it is very dear; yet though never so dear, the husbandman resolves that he must have it; and he will deprive his own belly, and his wife and children of it, and will sow it, going out "weeping" with it. "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. Psalm 126:1-6 THE PSALM OF THE SOWING SAINT Intro: From Psalm 120 and continuing to Psalm 134, these Psalms are called “Songs of Degrees.” Psalm 126 is the seventh of these fifteen. This is Moses' tongue or Moses' mouth, full of wormwood and of the bitterness of death; wherewith he designs to kill none but those which are too lively and full of security. Share this page using one of these tools: Email / username or password was incorrect! For this kind of speech which the Prophet useth here is of greater importance than that it may be applied only to Jewish particular captivities. The New Testament      Loud our tongues in rapture sang; This is the sense and meaning of the Holy Ghost, that the mouth of such shall be filled with laughter, that is, their mouth shall show forth nothing else but great gladness through the inestimable consolations of the gospel, with voices of triumph and victory by Christ, overcoming Satan, destroying death, and taking away sins. He leaves his couch to go forth into the frosty air and tread the heavy soil; and as he goes he weeps because of past failures, or because the ground is so sterile, or the weather so unseasonable, or his corn so scarce, and his enemies so plentiful and so eager to rob him of his reward. Heaven is the Christian's summer. why not the captivity of Jerusalem, Judah, Israel? It is a poor modesty which is ashamed to own its joys in the Lord. This maketh Zion's captivity to be mentioned chiefly, as chiefly regarded by God, and to be regarded by his people. Successful, knowing it, personally honoured, abundantly recompensed. What? Pauline Epistles Then shall our captivity be perfectly changed, even as the rivers or waters in the south, which by the mighty work of God were dried up and utterly consumed. While we are here in this world, there will still be matter for prayer, even when we are most furnished with matter for praise. This could not but remind me of David's expression, "They that sow in tears shall reap in joy," etc. Verse 3.—"For us." Verse 5.—"They that sow in tears," etc. In the regress there are three opposites unto these. The time which God chose and the instrument he used to give the captive Jews their gaol delivery and liberty to return home were so incredible to them when it came to pass (like Peter whom the angel had carried out of prison, Acts 12), it was some time before they could come to themselves and resolve whether it was a real truth, or but a pleasing dream.      While bearing his plentiful sheaves. -------------------- 5. Blue Letter Bible is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. ", This sentence may well pass current in the church as an inspired proverb. psa 126:0. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading THE TREASURY OF DAVID Vol. 12/21/20. TITLE. They sow in charity. Whole Psalm. Whole Psalm.—In mine opinion they go near to the sense and true meaning of the Psalm who do refer it to that great and general captivity of mankind under sin, death and the devil, and to the redemption purchased by the death and blood shedding of Christ, and published in the Gospel. Whole Psalm. The best approximation to the force of the original is Luther's repetition of the finite tense, he shall come, he shall come, because in all such cases the infinitive is really defined or determined by the term which follows, and in sense, though not in form, assimilated to it. Observe two things here. (Rom 6:22), "Ye are become servants to God, and have your fruit unto holiness;" this is the sowing: "and the end everlasting life;" this is the reaping. And so it is with the children of God in a good cause. "You shall sit on twelve thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel" (Mat 19:28-29); all that you have lost shall be centupled to you: "and you shall inherit everlasting life;" this is the harvest. Verse 6.—He may go forth, he may go forth, and weep, bearing(his) load of seed. Your sky will burst with sunshine, and your heart with song and laughter. The Paperback Bible presents the Bible by the Book and is designed to be portable, readable, and truly personal with ample margins for notations. - See "Spurgeon's Sermon," No. They could scarcely believe that they had heard aright. 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.

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