Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Psalm 119:136

Weeping Rivers of Waters
By Pastor Dr. Ronnie W. Wolfe

If we only knew how to weep! Many people today are deeply involved in emotional religion and weep for happiness, for sorrows, for disappointments; but most of us have forgotten how to weep for the right things.

Paul expressed this in Romans 9:2-3  That I have great heaviness and continual sorrow in my heart.  3  For I could wish that myself were accursed from Christ for my brethren, my kinsmen according to the flesh: Where is that weeping today?

The psalmist expresses his sorrow and grief of heart, because Israel is not keeping the law of God. Many blessings were promised Israel if they would adhere to God's law. His promises were sure; but the people desired to have their own way, as in the days of the judges, when every man did that which was right in his own eyes.

Do we as preachers and pastors weep for the lost soul in our midst? Do we weep for our family members who do not know the Lord? Do we weep for our church members who sit and act as though they are listening, when in fact the message of God's word is simply passing through from one ear through the other?

Not only is the psalmist weeping, but he is weeping "rivers of waters." I have seen actors do this on movies, and some of them can do it on the spur of the moment. This is not real but hypocritical.

But God's people are destroyed for lack of knowledge (Hosea 4:6). Professed believers do not read their Bibles; they do not pray; they do not weep! Profane philosophies have caught up our hearts unwittingly. We are a stoic people!

Remember what the psalmist wrote in Psalms 126:6 He that goeth forth and weepeth, bearing precious seed, shall doubtless come again with rejoicing, bringing his sheaves with him.

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