> (Read all of Psalm 124) Exposition - Explanatory Notes and Quaint Sayings Hints to the Village Preacher - Works Upon This Psalm TITLE. In this psalm, the theological theme of restoration is knitted together with the theme of rejoicing. 5 Those who sow in tears will reap in joy. Psalm 126 1 Psalm 126 A song of ascents. This is the eleventh session in a seminar series called 'Bringing sons to glory'. Then said they among the heathen, The LORD hath done great things for them.      Laden with his sheaves instead. ", This sentence may well pass current in the church as an inspired proverb. PSALM 126:4-6. Let us avow our joy, and the reason of it, stating the "whereof" as well as the fact. 2. GenesisExodusLeviticusNumbersDeuteronomyJoshuaJudgesRuth1 Samuel2 Samuel1 Kings2 Kings1 Chronicles2 ChroniclesEzraNehemiahEstherJobPsalmsProverbsEcclesiastesSong of SongsIsaiahJeremiahLamentationsEzekielDanielHoseaJoelAmosObadiahJonahMicahNahumHabakkukZephaniahHaggaiZechariahMalachiMatthewMarkLukeJohnActsRomans1 Corinthians2 CorinthiansGalatiansEphesiansPhilippiansColossians1 Thessalonians2 Thessalonians1 Timothy2 TimothyTitusPhilemonHebrewsJames1 Peter2 Peter1 John2 John3 JohnJudeRevelation, Select a Beginning Point To have a good crop on earth, we desire a fair seedtime; but here a wet time of sowing shall bring the best harvest in the barn of heaven. They shall; and good reason they should, because it was they that did sow. Shelve The Treasury Of David: Psalms 126-150, Volume 6 of 6. 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. Exposition. (c) In the endurance of their joy. By how much his affliction surpassed the natural measure of human grief, when he underwent for our sakes the dread realities of death and judgment; by so much shall the fulness of his pure delight as the eternal blesser of his people excel their joy (yet what a measure, too, is there!) And therefore you who think so basely of the gospel and the professors of it, because at present their peace and comfort are not come, should know that it is on the way to them, and comes to stay everlastingly with them; whereas your peace is going from you every moment, and is sure to leave you without any hope of returning to you again. Then, not done by God at random, without any particular aim; but purposely done for them. Ah, dear reader, Jehovah has indeed done marvellous things for his chosen, and these "great things" shall be themes for eternal praise among all intelligent creatures. When we cry to the Lord to turn our captivity, the tears flow down. O if it be a dream, Spurgeon's wife said that if Spurgeon had never written any other work, this would have been a permanent literary memorial. I. A complete set of The Treasury of David in book form is available from Pilgrim Publications, PO Box 66, Pasadena, TX 77501. The captivity had been great, and great was the deliverance; for the great God himself had wrought it: it seemed too good o be actually true: each man said to himself. 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. Spurgeon's wife said that if Spurgeon had never written any other work, this would have been a permanent literary memorial. A song of ascents. Verse 3.—"For us." 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.".      The grace appeared so great. TITLE.—A Song of Degrees. June 1, 2008 Posted by roberttalley in Joy, Psalms, Religion, Sermons. Recognizing the value of consistent reflection upon the Word of God in order to refocus one's mind and heart upon Christ and His Gospel of peace, we provide several reading plans designed to cover the entire Bible in a year. Copyright StatementThese files are public domain.Text Courtesy of BibleSupport.com. He multiplied to do great things; so the Chaldee, Syriac, and Arabic versions render it; and the history of this deliverance makes it good. Thou "sowest," perhaps, in "tears;" thou doest thy duty amidst persecution, and affliction, sickness, pain, and sorrow; you labour in the Church, and no account is made of thy labours, no profit seems likely to arise from them. 16 editions. ", c. A Reaping: "and bring his sheaves with him.". Psalm 126 is a song of hope for those held captive by present sorrows and dire affliction. Or the reasons why our labour cannot be in vain in the Lord. Wisdom Literature The New Testament The New Testament Notice that verse 3 in Psalm 126 is the only verse in this psalm that is in the present tense. Yet the day is coming when thou shalt "reap in joy," and plentiful shall be thy harvest. Pauline Epistles Many dear saints in ancient times experienced this. - "Doubtless." Never shall that hour be forgotten. ", THE JEWES DELIVERANCE out of Babylon, and the MYSTERY OF OUR REDEMPTION: Plainely demonstrated in ten Sermons upon the 126. Verse 6.— "Sheaves." The Gospels Even as the Lord sends floods down on the dry beds of southern torrents after long droughts, so can he fill our wasted and wearied spirits with floods of holy delight. There is so little of happiness abroad that if we possess a full share of it we ought not to hide our light under a bushel, but let it shine on all that are in the house. As we see it was: when they sat by the waters of Babylon, that which made them weep was, "When we remembered thee, O Zion;" that was their greatest grief. Verse 6.—"Goeth forth." Psalm 126:6. 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. They wept as they prayed for the return of the captivity. This the Lord can do for any of us, and he can do it at once, for nothing is too hard for the Lord. Amen. For thus thy blessed Master "went forth weeping," a man of sorrows and acquainted with grief, "bearing precious seed" and sowing it around him, till at length his own body was buried, like a grain of wheat, in the furrow of the grave. Verse 5.—Two pictures. 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. No worldling, when he sows his seed, thinks he shall lose his seed; he hopes for increase at harvest. It was the promise, "I will bring thee back into this land" (Gen 28:15), fulfilled beyond all their hope. Verse 2.—"Then was our mouth filled with laughter, and our tongue with singing." 2 Our mouths were filled with laughter, our tongues with songs of joy. Verse 6.—"Precious seed." 1. Their deliverance was so great and incredible that when God brought it to pass they were as men in a dream, thinking it rather a dream, and a vain imagination, than a real truth. It was the end of Christ's anointing and coming into the world, that he might comfort them that mourn: Isa 61:3. Then sorrow was gone like a dream, and the joy which followed was so great that it seemed too good to be true, and they feared that it must be the vision of an idle brain. PSALMS RESOURCES Commentaries, Sermons, Illustrations, Devotionals. God's when is our then. The doubting and despondent are too concerned about themselves, and too busy seeking comfort, to have either solicitude or energy to spare for the church's welfare; but the joyful heart is free to be earnest for the church's good. Once more will the glad tidings of Israel's restoration break upon her scattered tribes, like the unreal shadow of a dream. If GOD doesn’t guard the city, the night watchman might as well nap. I never realized, however, that these 2 verses are the psalmist's words for the return of the captivity. It sends them to the throne of grace for the accomplishment of what was so marvellously begun. Title. When we pray for the turning of our captivity, it is wise to recall former instances thereof: nothing strengthens faith more effectually than the memory of a previous experience. He shall come, he shall come with bright singing, Pentateuch (b) In their freedom from disappointment. If they sow precious seed, they will reap precious seed. - I. - "Doubtless." This laughter is not a little tweak of the lips. Here you may observe that God doth often send succour and deliverance to the godly in the time of their affliction, distress, and adversity; that many times they themselves do doubt of the truth thereof, and think that in very deed they are not delivered, but rather that they have dreamed. 6 Psalms 126-150 by C. H. Spurgeon - Kindle edition by Spurgeon, Charles H.. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets. That they were "great things" which were done. Verse 5.—"They that sow in tears shall reap in joy.". That is, they thought it was but mere fantasy and imagination.—Sydraeh Simpson, 1658. "Then said they among the heathen, the LORD hath done great things for them." 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. Psalm 127 is the 127th psalm of the Book of Psalms, generally known in English by its first verse, in the King James Version, "Except the Lord build the house".The Book of Psalms is the third section of the Hebrew Bible, and a book of the Christian Old Testament.In the Greek Septuagint and the Latin Vulgate, this psalm is known as Psalm 126 in a slightly different numbering system. Psalms 126:1. -------------------- I will say it again: Rejoice!" The Old Testament If we were never captives we could never lead our captivity captive. 4. His activity - "he goeth forth." This verse will have a higher fulfilment in the day of the final overthrow of the powers of darkness when the Lord shall come forth for the salvation and glorification of his redeemed. They that did sow; they shall, and none but they shall. Doth any think he shall lose by his charity? These psalms trace the upward ascent of our heart to Gods heart, but its not smooth sailing all the way. Resources: Enduring Word commentary; Matthew Henry commentary; Charles Spurgeon's Treasury of David; Faithlife Study Bible on Logos.com. No nation known to history, except the Jews, ever did return to rebuild their ancient cities and homes. set the exiles free to return to Jerusalem. Frivolous. -------------------- It is somewhat singular to find this promise of fruitfulness in close contact with ret urn from captivity; and yet it is so in our own experience, for when our own soul is revived the souls of others are blessed by our labours. "Turning captivity" by no means requires an actual removal into banishment to fill out the idea; rescue from any dire affliction or crushing tyranny would be fitly described as "captivity turned." Psalms 126. 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 what was Zion? Strange dilution and defilement of Scriptural language! —Thomos Stint, in An Exposition on Psalms 124-126, 1621. Faith's Checkbook, by C.H. The words of the Psalmist imply that it is as easy for God to turn Israel back from Babylonian bondage to their own land, as for the horticulturist to direct the waters of the spring to any part of the land he chooses along the channels of the aqueducts. 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. (a) In the strangeness of their experience. 1. It was his super abounding grace to select us out of others, as it was our greater gracelessness, above all others, so to provoke him, as to force him to throw us into captivity. —See "Spurgeon's Sermons," No. And this addeth a degree to the dicebant,—that the sound of it was so great among the heathen that it made an echo even in Jewry itself. Psalm 126:3 . 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. 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. The LORD hath done great things for us; whereof we are glad. Psalm 125 Exposition Explanatory Notes and Quaint Sayings Hints to the Village Preacher Other Works KJV NKJV NLT NIV ESV CSB NASB ... C. H. Spurgeon :: Psalm 125 ← Back to C. H. Spurgeon's Bio & Resources. Successful, knowing it, personally honoured, abundantly recompensed. For whose sake it is (even for his church), that "the Lord loveth the gates of Zion more than all the dwellings of Jacob" (Psalm 87:2); loveth her more, and so her captivity goeth nearer him, and her deliverance better pleaseth him, than all Jacob besides. Don’t you know he enjoys giving rest to those he loves? See the laughter clearly in your mind. Fill'd with laughter, stood we gazing, Now the dream is described: “Then our mouth was filled with laughter” (Psalms 126:2). GenesisExodusLeviticusNumbersDeuteronomyJoshuaJudgesRuth1 Samuel2 Samuel1 Kings2 Kings1 Chronicles2 ChroniclesEzraNehemiahEstherJobPsalmsProverbsEcclesiastesSong of SongsIsaiahJeremiahLamentationsEzekielDanielHoseaJoelAmosObadiahJonahMicahNahumHabakkukZephaniahHaggaiZechariahMalachiMatthewMarkLukeJohnActsRomans1 Corinthians2 CorinthiansGalatiansEphesiansPhilippiansColossians1 Thessalonians2 Thessalonians1 Timothy2 TimothyTitusPhilemonHebrewsJames1 Peter2 Peter1 John2 John3 JohnJudeRevelation, Use semicolons to separate groups: 'Gen;Jdg;Psa-Mal' or 'Rom 3-12;Mat 1:15;Mat 5:12-22', There are options set in 'Advanced Options', The Whole Bible Alas! The people remembered this joy flood for years after, and here is the record of it turned into a song. 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As by the Lord's permission they were led into captivity, so only by his power they were set at liberty. Finding the new version too difficult to understand? They inspire the joyful devotion of the saints. TITLE. Improvement. Trust God to do it again! The heathen could not help seeing that it was the Lord who had delivered Israel. Verse 2.—"Mouth;" "tongue." Verse 3.—"The LORD hath done great things for us; whereof we are glad." "He that goeth forth and weepeth, bearing precious seed shall doubtless come again with rejoicing, bringing his sheaves with him." Die Schatzkammer Davids - Eine Auslegung zu PSALM 126 von Charles Haddon Spurgeon aus dem Jahr 1885 That they were no quotidian, or common things; but "great". A. Historical Books      While bearing some handfuls of seed; Nothing shall prevent the harvest of a labourer in Sion's vineyard. David, Mary Magdalene, Peter: as if they had made good the proverb, "No coming to heaven with dry eyes." The policy of those great powers in the East had long been settled, viz., to break up the old tribes and kingdoms of Western Asia; take the people into far eastern countries, and never let them return. Psalms 126:5. Jerusalem, Judah, Israel, were led away captives, no less than Zion. He shall come, he shall come with singing, bearing sheaves." Aben Ezra, by the words rendered precious seed, or, as they may be, a draught of seed, understands the vessel in which the sower carries his seed, the seed basket, from whence he draws and takes out the seed, and scatters it; see Amos 9:13: so …      God to Zion led the way, Verse 5.—"They that sow in tears shall reap in joy." The sorrowful sower. Seed was accounted precious when all countries came unto Egypt to buy corn of Joseph, and truly faith must needs be precious, seeing that when Christ comes he shall hardly "find faith upon the earth:" Luke 18:8. It’s useless to rise early and go to bed late, and work your worried fingers to the bone. Usernames should only contain letters, numbers, dots, dashes, or underscores. Verse 5.—"They that sow in tears," etc. Verse 4.—"As the streams in the south." As aqueducts in the Negeb. O Lord. c) Let the hope and prospect of this joyful harvest support us under all the glooms and distresses of this vale of tears. b) How greatly have Christians the advantage of the rest of the world! Verse 4.—Believers, rejoicing in their own deliverance, solicitous for a flood of prosperity to overflow the church. "The Lord hath done great things for us; whereof we are glad. They sow in renouncing the world, and adherence to Christ; and they reap a great 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. 12/21/20. this was a true and religious compliment of devout Elizabeth. Wherefore we take this Psalm to be a prophecy of the redemption that should come by Jesus Christ, and the publishing of the gospel, whereby the kingdom of Christ is advanced, and death and the devil with all the powers of darkness are vanquished. We thought that we were dreaming; we could hardly believe our eyes, when at the command of Cyrus, king of the Persians, we had returned to our own land. The Old Testament Johannine Writings And we have been made glad.". He did weaken the loins of kings, and did open the doors before him, he did go before him, and made the crooked places straight; and he did break the brazen doors, and burst the iron bars. In this (as in many others) the heathens' saying cannot be mended. Psalm 126 – Amazed at God’s Work. 3. 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. Why? Abiding is not enough, fruitfulness is added. It must not be expected in our wintry world, for there is not sun enough to ripen it. And though some that have sown in tears do complain of the lateness or thinness of the harvest, that they have not reaped in joy, as is here promised; know that some grounds are later than others, and in some years the harvest falleth later than in others, and that God, who is the Lord of the harvest, in his good time will ripen thy joy, and thou shalt reap it: and in the meantime, if we try it narrowly, we shall find the cause in ourselves, both of the lateness of our joy, because we were too late in sowing our tears; and of the thinness of our joy, because we did sow our tears too thin. That their greatest grief, and this their greatest joy; Lætati sumus, when news came (not, saith the Psalm, in domos nostras, We shall go everyone to his own house, but) in domun Domini ibimus, "We shall go to the house of the Lord, we shall appear before the God of gods in Zion.". So schrieb C.H. What, then, are the waters they have in the south, in those parched countries? Therefore sparse abroad with a full hand, like a seeds man in a broad field, without fear. And so is it, indeed, with the children of God in a good cause. We sang then, O Lord; enable us to sing again, ‘Turn again our captivity.’ As the dry river-beds are suddenly made to be filled with water at the melting of the snow, so come, and fill our hearts, ‘as the streams in the south.’”. Of Solomon. Psalms 126:4. Heaven is the Christian's summer. Charles H. Spurgeon’s Treasury of David << Psalm 123 | Psalm 124 | Psalm 125 >> (Read all of Psalm 124) Exposition - Explanatory Notes and Quaint Sayings Hints to the Village Preacher - Works Upon This Psalm TITLE. In this psalm, the theological theme of restoration is knitted together with the theme of rejoicing. 5 Those who sow in tears will reap in joy. Psalm 126 1 Psalm 126 A song of ascents. This is the eleventh session in a seminar series called 'Bringing sons to glory'. Then said they among the heathen, The LORD hath done great things for them.      Laden with his sheaves instead. ", This sentence may well pass current in the church as an inspired proverb. PSALM 126:4-6. Let us avow our joy, and the reason of it, stating the "whereof" as well as the fact. 2. GenesisExodusLeviticusNumbersDeuteronomyJoshuaJudgesRuth1 Samuel2 Samuel1 Kings2 Kings1 Chronicles2 ChroniclesEzraNehemiahEstherJobPsalmsProverbsEcclesiastesSong of SongsIsaiahJeremiahLamentationsEzekielDanielHoseaJoelAmosObadiahJonahMicahNahumHabakkukZephaniahHaggaiZechariahMalachiMatthewMarkLukeJohnActsRomans1 Corinthians2 CorinthiansGalatiansEphesiansPhilippiansColossians1 Thessalonians2 Thessalonians1 Timothy2 TimothyTitusPhilemonHebrewsJames1 Peter2 Peter1 John2 John3 JohnJudeRevelation, Select a Beginning Point To have a good crop on earth, we desire a fair seedtime; but here a wet time of sowing shall bring the best harvest in the barn of heaven. They shall; and good reason they should, because it was they that did sow. Shelve The Treasury Of David: Psalms 126-150, Volume 6 of 6. 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. Exposition. (c) In the endurance of their joy. By how much his affliction surpassed the natural measure of human grief, when he underwent for our sakes the dread realities of death and judgment; by so much shall the fulness of his pure delight as the eternal blesser of his people excel their joy (yet what a measure, too, is there!) And therefore you who think so basely of the gospel and the professors of it, because at present their peace and comfort are not come, should know that it is on the way to them, and comes to stay everlastingly with them; whereas your peace is going from you every moment, and is sure to leave you without any hope of returning to you again. Then, not done by God at random, without any particular aim; but purposely done for them. Ah, dear reader, Jehovah has indeed done marvellous things for his chosen, and these "great things" shall be themes for eternal praise among all intelligent creatures. When we cry to the Lord to turn our captivity, the tears flow down. O if it be a dream, Spurgeon's wife said that if Spurgeon had never written any other work, this would have been a permanent literary memorial. I. A complete set of The Treasury of David in book form is available from Pilgrim Publications, PO Box 66, Pasadena, TX 77501. The captivity had been great, and great was the deliverance; for the great God himself had wrought it: it seemed too good o be actually true: each man said to himself. 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. Spurgeon's wife said that if Spurgeon had never written any other work, this would have been a permanent literary memorial. A song of ascents. Verse 3.—"For us." 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.".      The grace appeared so great. TITLE.—A Song of Degrees. June 1, 2008 Posted by roberttalley in Joy, Psalms, Religion, Sermons. Recognizing the value of consistent reflection upon the Word of God in order to refocus one's mind and heart upon Christ and His Gospel of peace, we provide several reading plans designed to cover the entire Bible in a year. Copyright StatementThese files are public domain.Text Courtesy of BibleSupport.com. He multiplied to do great things; so the Chaldee, Syriac, and Arabic versions render it; and the history of this deliverance makes it good. Thou "sowest," perhaps, in "tears;" thou doest thy duty amidst persecution, and affliction, sickness, pain, and sorrow; you labour in the Church, and no account is made of thy labours, no profit seems likely to arise from them. 16 editions. ", c. A Reaping: "and bring his sheaves with him.". Psalm 126 is a song of hope for those held captive by present sorrows and dire affliction. Or the reasons why our labour cannot be in vain in the Lord. Wisdom Literature The New Testament The New Testament Notice that verse 3 in Psalm 126 is the only verse in this psalm that is in the present tense. Yet the day is coming when thou shalt "reap in joy," and plentiful shall be thy harvest. Pauline Epistles Many dear saints in ancient times experienced this. - "Doubtless." Never shall that hour be forgotten. ", THE JEWES DELIVERANCE out of Babylon, and the MYSTERY OF OUR REDEMPTION: Plainely demonstrated in ten Sermons upon the 126. Verse 6.— "Sheaves." The Gospels Even as the Lord sends floods down on the dry beds of southern torrents after long droughts, so can he fill our wasted and wearied spirits with floods of holy delight. There is so little of happiness abroad that if we possess a full share of it we ought not to hide our light under a bushel, but let it shine on all that are in the house. As we see it was: when they sat by the waters of Babylon, that which made them weep was, "When we remembered thee, O Zion;" that was their greatest grief. Verse 6.—"Goeth forth." Psalm 126:6. 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. They wept as they prayed for the return of the captivity. This the Lord can do for any of us, and he can do it at once, for nothing is too hard for the Lord. Amen. For thus thy blessed Master "went forth weeping," a man of sorrows and acquainted with grief, "bearing precious seed" and sowing it around him, till at length his own body was buried, like a grain of wheat, in the furrow of the grave. Verse 5.—Two pictures. 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. No worldling, when he sows his seed, thinks he shall lose his seed; he hopes for increase at harvest. It was the promise, "I will bring thee back into this land" (Gen 28:15), fulfilled beyond all their hope. Verse 2.—"Then was our mouth filled with laughter, and our tongue with singing." 2 Our mouths were filled with laughter, our tongues with songs of joy. Verse 6.—"Precious seed." 1. Their deliverance was so great and incredible that when God brought it to pass they were as men in a dream, thinking it rather a dream, and a vain imagination, than a real truth. It was the end of Christ's anointing and coming into the world, that he might comfort them that mourn: Isa 61:3. Then sorrow was gone like a dream, and the joy which followed was so great that it seemed too good to be true, and they feared that it must be the vision of an idle brain. PSALMS RESOURCES Commentaries, Sermons, Illustrations, Devotionals. God's when is our then. The doubting and despondent are too concerned about themselves, and too busy seeking comfort, to have either solicitude or energy to spare for the church's welfare; but the joyful heart is free to be earnest for the church's good. Once more will the glad tidings of Israel's restoration break upon her scattered tribes, like the unreal shadow of a dream. If GOD doesn’t guard the city, the night watchman might as well nap. I never realized, however, that these 2 verses are the psalmist's words for the return of the captivity. It sends them to the throne of grace for the accomplishment of what was so marvellously begun. Title. When we pray for the turning of our captivity, it is wise to recall former instances thereof: nothing strengthens faith more effectually than the memory of a previous experience. He shall come, he shall come with bright singing, Pentateuch (b) In their freedom from disappointment. If they sow precious seed, they will reap precious seed. - I. - "Doubtless." This laughter is not a little tweak of the lips. Here you may observe that God doth often send succour and deliverance to the godly in the time of their affliction, distress, and adversity; that many times they themselves do doubt of the truth thereof, and think that in very deed they are not delivered, but rather that they have dreamed. 6 Psalms 126-150 by C. H. Spurgeon - Kindle edition by Spurgeon, Charles H.. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets. That they were "great things" which were done. Verse 5.—"They that sow in tears shall reap in joy.". That is, they thought it was but mere fantasy and imagination.—Sydraeh Simpson, 1658. "Then said they among the heathen, the LORD hath done great things for them." 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. Psalm 127 is the 127th psalm of the Book of Psalms, generally known in English by its first verse, in the King James Version, "Except the Lord build the house".The Book of Psalms is the third section of the Hebrew Bible, and a book of the Christian Old Testament.In the Greek Septuagint and the Latin Vulgate, this psalm is known as Psalm 126 in a slightly different numbering system. Psalms 126:1. -------------------- I will say it again: Rejoice!" The Old Testament If we were never captives we could never lead our captivity captive. 4. His activity - "he goeth forth." This verse will have a higher fulfilment in the day of the final overthrow of the powers of darkness when the Lord shall come forth for the salvation and glorification of his redeemed. They that did sow; they shall, and none but they shall. Doth any think he shall lose by his charity? These psalms trace the upward ascent of our heart to Gods heart, but its not smooth sailing all the way. Resources: Enduring Word commentary; Matthew Henry commentary; Charles Spurgeon's Treasury of David; Faithlife Study Bible on Logos.com. No nation known to history, except the Jews, ever did return to rebuild their ancient cities and homes. set the exiles free to return to Jerusalem. Frivolous. -------------------- It is somewhat singular to find this promise of fruitfulness in close contact with ret urn from captivity; and yet it is so in our own experience, for when our own soul is revived the souls of others are blessed by our labours. "Turning captivity" by no means requires an actual removal into banishment to fill out the idea; rescue from any dire affliction or crushing tyranny would be fitly described as "captivity turned." Psalms 126. 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 what was Zion? Strange dilution and defilement of Scriptural language! —Thomos Stint, in An Exposition on Psalms 124-126, 1621. Faith's Checkbook, by C.H. The words of the Psalmist imply that it is as easy for God to turn Israel back from Babylonian bondage to their own land, as for the horticulturist to direct the waters of the spring to any part of the land he chooses along the channels of the aqueducts. 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. (a) In the strangeness of their experience. 1. It was his super abounding grace to select us out of others, as it was our greater gracelessness, above all others, so to provoke him, as to force him to throw us into captivity. —See "Spurgeon's Sermons," No. And this addeth a degree to the dicebant,—that the sound of it was so great among the heathen that it made an echo even in Jewry itself. Psalm 126:3 . 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. 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. The LORD hath done great things for us; whereof we are glad. Psalm 125 Exposition Explanatory Notes and Quaint Sayings Hints to the Village Preacher Other Works KJV NKJV NLT NIV ESV CSB NASB ... C. H. Spurgeon :: Psalm 125 ← Back to C. H. Spurgeon's Bio & Resources. Successful, knowing it, personally honoured, abundantly recompensed. For whose sake it is (even for his church), that "the Lord loveth the gates of Zion more than all the dwellings of Jacob" (Psalm 87:2); loveth her more, and so her captivity goeth nearer him, and her deliverance better pleaseth him, than all Jacob besides. Don’t you know he enjoys giving rest to those he loves? See the laughter clearly in your mind. Fill'd with laughter, stood we gazing, Now the dream is described: “Then our mouth was filled with laughter” (Psalms 126:2). GenesisExodusLeviticusNumbersDeuteronomyJoshuaJudgesRuth1 Samuel2 Samuel1 Kings2 Kings1 Chronicles2 ChroniclesEzraNehemiahEstherJobPsalmsProverbsEcclesiastesSong of SongsIsaiahJeremiahLamentationsEzekielDanielHoseaJoelAmosObadiahJonahMicahNahumHabakkukZephaniahHaggaiZechariahMalachiMatthewMarkLukeJohnActsRomans1 Corinthians2 CorinthiansGalatiansEphesiansPhilippiansColossians1 Thessalonians2 Thessalonians1 Timothy2 TimothyTitusPhilemonHebrewsJames1 Peter2 Peter1 John2 John3 JohnJudeRevelation, Use semicolons to separate groups: 'Gen;Jdg;Psa-Mal' or 'Rom 3-12;Mat 1:15;Mat 5:12-22', There are options set in 'Advanced Options', The Whole Bible Alas! The people remembered this joy flood for years after, and here is the record of it turned into a song. 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