Daily Bible Reading “They That Sow in Tears Shall Reap in Joy” (Psalm 126:1-6)

Psalm 126 5They That Sow in Tears Shall Reap in Joy

Today’s Daily Bible Reading is from Psalm 126:1-6. Psalm 126 is another of the songs of degrees. This Psalm is about when the children of Israel were released from captivity and were able to go back to Jerusalem. The Jewish people had been in captivity for seventy years. Some of them had never been to Jerusalem. They had only heard stories about it from their parents and grandparents. All the younger generations knew was the captivity that they were born into. For them, they were leaving everything that was familiar to them to go to Jerusalem. For the older people, they were returning to their homeland. Can you imagine all the emotions the people must have felt as they traveled to Jerusalem?

All the younger generations knew was the captivity that they were born into. For them, they were leaving everything that was familiar to them to go to Jerusalem.

For the older people, they were returning to their homeland. Can you imagine all the emotions the people must have felt as they traveled to Jerusalem?

The Psalmist tells us they were filled with laughter and were singing praises to the LORD. They were glad to be released from captivity. No doubt they had spent many days of sorrow while being captives, but now that they were free, they were able to rejoice

No doubt they had spent many days of sorrow while being captives, but now that they were free, they were able to rejoice because of the goodness of God. God spared their lives at the hand of the enemy. Now He was bringing them home.

What a great promise in verse five, “They that sow in tears shall reap in joy.” As Christians, we may go through times of sorrow, but we can be assured that God will see us through those times. We will be able to rejoice in Him again.

Psalm 30:5 tells us, “For his anger endureth but a moment; in his favour is life: weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning.”

If you are going through a time of trouble in your life, hold on, morning is coming. You will find joy again. You will see God’s favor at work in your life. Keep the faith. Keep believing that God will see you through. We are promised in this Scripture that joy will come in the morning.

 

Daily Bible Reading:

Psalm 126:1-6

1 [[A Song of degrees.]] When the LORD turned again the captivity of Zion, we were like them that dream.
2 Then was our mouth filled with laughter, and our tongue with singing: then said they among the heathen, The LORD hath done great things for them.
3 The LORD hath done great things for us; whereof we are glad.
4 Turn again our captivity, O LORD, as the streams in the south.
5 They that sow in tears shall reap in joy.
6 He that goeth forth and weepeth, bearing precious seed, shall doubtless come again with rejoicing, bringing his sheaves with him.

 

Things to think about:

  • Have you ever lived far away from home?
  • Can you imagine what it would be like to be in captivity for seventy years?
  • Have you ever gone through a time of great sorrow in your life? If so, when?
  • How were you able to find joy again through the LORD after the time of trouble?

 

Prayer of the Day:

Dear Heavenly Father,

Thank You for this Scripture in Psalm 126 where the Psalmist reminds us that joy comes in the morning. Help us to hold on to that promise when we are going through troubled times. In Jesus’ name, we pray. Amen.

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Daily Bible Reading “Choose Joy” (Proverbs 15:23-33)

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Today’s Daily Bible Reading is from Proverbs 15:23-33. In this Scripture we are told that a person finds joy by the answer of their mouth: and how good is a word spoken in due season!

The way of life is above to the wise, that he may depart from hell beneath.

The LORD will destroy the house of the proud: but he will establish the border of the widow.

The thoughts of the wicked are an abomination to the LORD: but the words of the pure are pleasant.

Those who are greedy of gain cause trouble to their own house; but the one who hate gifts will live.

The heart of the righteous studies to answer: but the mouth of the wicked pours out evil things.

The LORD is far from the wicked: but he hears the prayer of the righteous.

The light of the eyes rejoices the heart: and a good report makes the bones fat.

The ear that hears the reproof of life abides among the wise.

Those who refuse instruction despise their own soul: but those who hear reproof get understanding.

The fear of the LORD is the instruction of wisdom; and before honor is humility.

“Joy does not simply happen to us. We have to choose joy and keep on choosing it every day.” – Henry J. M. Nowen

Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in thy sight, O LORD, my strength, and my redeemer (Psalm 19:14).

 

Daily Bible Reading:

Proverbs 15:23-33

23 A man hath joy by the answer of his mouth: and a word spoken in due season, how good is it!
24 The way of life is above to the wise, that he may depart from hell beneath.
25 The LORD will destroy the house of the proud: but he will establish the border of the widow.
26 The thoughts of the wicked are an abomination to the LORD: but the words of the pure are pleasant words.
27 He that is greedy of gain troubleth his own house; but he that hateth gifts shall live.
28 The heart of the righteous studieth to answer: but the mouth of the wicked poureth out evil things.
29 The LORD is far from the wicked: but he heareth the prayer of the righteous.
30 The light of the eyes rejoiceth the heart: and a good report maketh the bones fat.
31 The ear that heareth the reproof of life abideth among the wise.
32 He that refuseth instruction despiseth his own soul: but he that heareth reproof getteth understanding.
33 The fear of the LORD is the instruction of wisdom; and before honour is humility.

 

Things to think about:

  • According to this Scripture how do we find joy?
  • How should we choose joy?
  • What other Scriptures in this passage stand out to you? Why?

 

Prayer of the Day:

Dear Heavenly Father,

As we read this Scripture in the book of Proverbs, we see that we have to make the right choices to have a happy, joyful life in Christ. Help us to choose joy in spite of our circumstances. In Jesus’ name, we pray. Amen.

 

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