Suddenly, we are sighing, “Come to us, O Lord, we are in need of restoration once again.” It seems to me that the life of faith is one of being restored but than needing restoration yet again. According to Matthew Henry, it was likely written upon the return of the Israelites from Babylonian captivity. A Song of Ascents. A Pilgrim Song. This psalm shows us not only that “laughter” (Psalms 126:2) and God go together but also God and “joy” (Psalms 126:2-6). While the song … Restore us today. This psalm is titled A Song of Ascents. – Ezra 1:1-4; Job 42:10; Acts 12:9-11, When God delivers you big time, it can feel like you’re in a dream. Their tormentors demanded songs of joy, but they just sat by the waters of Babylon and wept. But the psalmist continues, “When the Lord restored the fortunes of Zion, we were like those who dream.” They were like Jacob, who, though he had no place else to lay his head but a stone, dreamed of angels of God and heard the promise, “Know that I am with you and will keep you wherever you go.” Bursting into spontaneous and uncontrollable joy, Jacob woke up from the dream and built an alter, right there in that place where God was. These Israelites, returning to their land, were like those who dream, bursting with uncontainable joy. Do you share testimonies of God’s goodness with those around you on a regular basis? This psalm is written to help you discover the secret of joy. ), We all go through hard times, and sometimes when you are in the thick of sorrow, it feels like it will never end. Desperation is the scene now. Psalm 126:2 R. Tuck Polybius, in describing the joy of the Greeks when unexpectedly rescued from the Macedonians, says, "Most of the men could scarcely believe the news, but imagined themselves in a dream as they listened to what was said, so extraordinary and miraculous it seemed to them." The theme of restoration that began with Psalm 80 in Advent 1, and Psalm 85 in Advent 2, is continued this week in Psalm 126. Are you sowing many tears? In God’s time your sorrow will be lifted, and God will fill your mouth with laughter and songs of joy. Sowing in tears is difficult. Now, please, let us read again the text of today’s sermon, Psalm 126.5-6: 5 They that sow in tears shall reap in joy. They couldn’t believe it. Water will gush forth in the wilderness and streams in the desert.” (Isaiah 35:6). Psalm 126. Having described that dream in the first half of the psalm, now in the second half the psalm begins to model the surprising contrast of being restored. For tourists, the … Will I ever be happy again?”. In a moment, in an instant God can take away your tears and fill your mouth with laughter and songs of joy. 5 Those who sow in tears will reap with songs of joy. We read these heartbreaking words in Psalm 137: “By the rivers of Babylon we sat and wept when we remembered Zion. Psalm 126 is one of a collection of poems (Psalms 120-134) known as the “Songs of Ascents.” These most likely did not all originate from a single source or for some unified purpose, but were rather collected together for some common use While interpreters cannot be one-hundred percent sure, the best guess is that the psalms of ascents were collected together in order for the faithful to use when they … Commit yourself to the Lord and continue to do good. (Revelation 14:13) II. Seventy years is a long time. Gladness and joy will overtake them, and sorrow and sighing will flee away.” (Isaiah 51:11), When I read this psalm I think of Naomi in the book of Ruth who sowed many tears. The moment that blue, white, and red vessel peeks its head out of that small tunnel, the whole world sighs, saying, “Thank God.”. The psalm selected for the Twenty First Sunday after Pentecost, for those traditions and congregations that do not observe Reformation Sunday, is Psalm 126. A Journey Through the Psalms: Reflections for Worried Hearts and Troubled Times. If you restore the roof of your house, it is because you have been leaked on. It is likely that this text is referring to the Israelites who were freed from the Babylonian exile and returned to their homeland. This second part of the psalm teaches you to do three specific things when you find yourself in times of trouble. --Thomos Stint, in An Exposition on Psalms 124-126, 1621. She lost her husband and both of her sons. C. Glory to God and joy for us Pray for God’s full restoration and blessing. Psalm 56:8 says: “Record my lament; list my tears on your scroll – are they not in your record?” (Psalm 56:8) God keeps track of all your tears, and one day he will personally wipe the tears from your eyes. The second image is that of sowing tears. 6 He that goeth forth and weepeth, bearing precious seed, shall doubtless come again with rejoicing, bringing his sheaves with him. Change ), Sunday, December 18 – Sermon on Luke 1:26-38, Sunday, December 13th, 2020 – The Advent Dreamers, a sermon on Psalm 126, Sunday, November 29th, 2020 – The Advent Blues, a sermon for the First Sunday of Advent, Sunday, November 8th, 2020 – You Have What You Need. But hold on to them, we must, for they are truth. Hope that the harvest will abound and that the farmers will reap with shouts of joy, but the desperation is clear. So hard. The Gospels tell us that He went to the mountain to pray, but the Psalms give us His prayer. Look at verse 6: “He who goes out weeping, carrying seed to sow, will return with songs of joy, carrying sheaves with him.” (Psalm 126:6). Intro: Ill. Sermon Illustrations for Thanksgiving (2018)-- Joel 2:21-27, 1 Timothy 2:1-7, Matthew 6:25-33, Psalm 126-- Bill Thomas, Bonnie Bates, Mark Ellingsen, Bob Ove, Ron Love, Frank Ramirez-- Thanksgiving Day - … This is God’s promise to you. Words in brackets, ( ), are not in the *Hebrew Bible. – Lamentations 3:22-23, So that’s the first thing we learn from our psalm this morning – marvel at how God has helped you in the past. Sunday, December 11 – Sermon on Psalm 126. This is the Lord, we trusted in him; let us rejoice and be glad in his salvation.” (Isaiah 25:9) Or we can sing like Mary did in the New Testament when God chose her to be the mother of Jesus: “For the Mighty One has done great things for me – holy is his name.” (Luke 1:49). But nothing is wasted in God’s economy. Now there is hope in this plea. Neal Mathias. Psalm 126:6 Sermons: He who goes out weeping, carrying seed for sowing, will certainly come again with joy, carrying his sheaves. Pinch me, I must be dreaming! Psalms 126:5-6 HCSB Those who sow in tears will reap with shouts of joy. Preaching. Psalm 126:5-6 THE PASSION AND THE PROMISE. Those returned out of captivity are to be thankful. The problem with restoration is having to go through the desperation that calls it forth. In Psalm 126, we read a song of ascents. The text that I have chosen for this morning’s sermon is Psalm 126, our Introit for this morning. And then suddenly, Cyrus, the new king, made a proclamation allowing all the Jews to go home. Psalm 126. That’s what we see in verse 1: “When the Lord brought back the captives to Zion, we were like men who dreamed.” (Psalm 126:1), The year was 538 B.C. Spiritually dry and parched? It tells us that times of trouble and sorrow do not last. Note: This sermon is the third in a series you can continue through Advent. (Ezra 1:1-4). When the LORD turned again the captivity of Zion, we were like them that dream. Psalm 126 I took the sermon title from an old gospel song written by the nineteenth-century Disciples’ “singing evangelist” Knowles Shaw. “The Lord has done great things for us, and we are filled with joy.”, God’s salvation is meant to be seen by the nations. Somebody pinch me, I must be dreaming! It was all they knew. Whole Psalm. Psalm 126 – Amazed at God’s Work. Jesus went to the cross weeping, carrying seed to sow, and he returned from the dead with resurrection songs of joy, carrying sheaves of believers with him. What God had done for Israel was so great that even their enemies praised God. Rulership and Responsibility for Creation, A Final Easter Cartoon from B.C. Just like that, God had delivered them. Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord, for they enjoy rest from their labors. Back to Psalm 126 look at verse 2 now: Our mouths were filled with laughter, our tongues with songs of joy. The first stanza encourages you to marvel at how God has helped you in the past. The Psalms of Ascent | Stepping Stones to God’s Heart, “The LORD has done great things for us!” (Psalm 126:3). MINISTRY OF SERMONAUDIO The Paperback Bible presents the Bible by the Book and is designed to be portable, readable, and truly personal with ample margins for notations. and Johnny Hart, The Psalms of Ascent – Stepping Stones to God’s Heart, A Theology of Google, Facebook, Amazon and Twitter, “The ordinary so extraordinary” by Madeleine L’Engle. It is also another song of Zion. We find similar language in Isaiah 35:6: “Then will the lame leap like a deer, and the mute tongue shout for joy. The Paperback Bible presents the Bible by the Book and is designed to be portable, readable, and truly personal with ample margins for notations. Dr. Jerry Vines | 07-02-17 AM | Psalm 126 Bellevue Baptist Church, Memphis, TN bellevue.org A Journey Through the Psalms: Reflections for Worried Hearts and Troubled Times. It was a moment for all of us that was restorative and filled with joy. Two things stand out about this verse: When Cyrus the Great ended their exile, the people of Israel didn’t praise Cyrus, they praised God … Schuyler Rhodes. The first image was streams in the Negev. Click here to return to the Sermons page. Intro: Beginning with Psalm 120 and continuing to Psalm 134, these Psalms are called “Songs of Degrees.” They were sung by the pilgrims who were traveling to Jerusalem to keep the various feasts days on the religious calendar of Israel. Dr. J. Vernon McGee writes… “The Psalms are full of Christ. Hope has been realized, and people are rejoicing. He proclaimed in Isaiah 51:11: “The ransomed of the Lord will return. When you wake up each morning to tears, and you go to bed each evening with tears, it is difficult to see your way forward. Mistaken Notions of Joy. Sarah knew the bitterness of being barren. There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.” (Revelation 21:4), Times of sorrow are hard. This is a prayer for revival. We read in Job 42:10: “After Job had prayed for his friends, the LORD made him prosperous again and gave him twice as much as he had before.” (Job 42:10) Now Job went through far more than you or I ever will. Just like that! Psalm 126 chronicles the joy of their return from captivity, their prayers for others still in bondage, and God's instruction to plant the seed of the Gospel, even in tears, for a great harvest will come. It is an essential quality of prayer throughout the Scripture. I know it seems hard to believe, but it was hard to believe for the Jews returning to Jerusalem, too. There is a time for sowing and a time for reaping. Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted. Notice that verse 3 in Psalm 126 is the only verse in this psalm that is in the present tense. And we read in Ruth 4: “Then Naomi took the child, laid him in her lap and cared for him. He that goeth forth and weepeth, bearing precious seed, shall doubtless come again with rejoicing, bringing his sheaves with him. 6 He that goeth forth and weepeth, bearing precious seed, shall doubtless come again with rejoicing, bringing his sheaves with him. A friend of mine recently said to me, “Doesn’t it seem like just when we start to feel a little bit better after one death, another sneaks up on us?”. What do you do when you are walking through a time of sorrow? It didn’t seem real at first. One that causes, once and for all, our mouths to be filled with laughter and our tongues to over flow with shouts of joy. God will turn your sorrow to joy and your tears to laughter. SermonAudio.com - Psalm 126 Sermons. We wish it were, but it’s not. PSALM 126:1-3. Psalm 126:6 He that goeth forth and weepeth, bearing precious seed, shall doubtless come again … It carries a powerful message of hope. When God rescued Peter from jail in the New Testament, it felt like a dream to him. God has brought his people … If you have ever watch a young child discover his or her own sense of humor, than you know the profound sense of joy it can bring. RayFowler.org is a place to discuss various issues relating to God and life. Keep Awake. ( Log Out / It couldn’t have happened, and yet it did! The church called, we prayed, the Lord led, and suddenly I found myself pastoring the church where we had raised our kids. It didn’t seem possible. Grass and flowers would spring forth suddenly almost overnight. Click here for more messages from the Psalms of Ascent Series. Songs of joy are mentioned twice (see verse 6). This song likely was composed after the exile, in wondrous gratitude for God’s restoration, and in prayer for a furtherance of that work. The first image points to a work that is all of God – sudden and undeserved blessing. An EasyEnglish Translation with Notes (about 1200 word vocabulary) on Psalm 126. www.easyenglish.bible. There is a more complete picture of Him in the Psalms than in the Gospels. A Harvest of Joy. – Ruth 1:20-21, 4:16-17; Psalm 30:5; Isaiah 51:11, 61:1-3. “Come to us, O Lord,” they pray, “and restore our land.” Their fear is that the rain will wash away any seeds because the land is so dry and the seeds cannot take root. Last year, my wife, Lauren, and I celebrated Halloween with my sister-in-law, her husband, and their two daughters. Psalm 126:3(NASB) Verse Thoughts Imagine your country being conquered, your homes destroyed, your possessions taken and you, along with every member of your family being led away captive, into a foreign land for 70 years. God had worked a great deliverance for them in the past. Here is a beautiful description from the Old Testament of fulfilling the Great Commission (Matthew 28:19-20, Mark 16:15) A PRINCIPLE - Vs. 5 - They that sow in tears shall reap in joy. Martyn Lloyd-Jones said that in revival: “God does more in five minutes than man did in the previous ten years.” We need to pray for God to open the floodgates of heaven and to pour out his blessing on the church. This is a great opportunity to have some fun with the children as you lead up to Christmas. They are both examples of God working but in different ways. And so their mouths were filled with laughter and songs of joy. “Call me Mara, because the Almighty has made my life very bitter. ” (Psalm 126:1–3, NKJV) 1. WHAT HE WAS FORMERLY. Look at verse 4 where the psalmist prays: “Restore our fortunes, O Lord, like streams in the Negev.” (Psalm 126:4) That word “restore” is the same word that is translated “brought back” in verse one. ( Log Out / Psalm 126 - NIV: When the LORD restored the fortunes of Zion, we were like those who dreamed. Instead, often we have to look elsewhere for moments of laughter and pure joy. I think of Abraham’s wife, Sarah, in the Old Testament. The text that I have chosen for this morning’s sermon is Psalm 126, our Introit for this morning. In other words, it’s not all, all, all the way up all the time. And so the image of sudden streams in the desert now turns to the image of God’s slow but certain work in our lives of sowing and reaping. You begin to wonder, “Is this all that God has for me? Change ), You are commenting using your Twitter account. Psalm 126:5-6. He that goes forth weeping shall come home with shouts of joy. “Those who sow in tears will reap with songs of joy.” (Psalm 126:5), C. Commit yourself to the Lord and continue to do good So let’s look at the psalm together. Dr. Jerry Vines | 07-02-17 AM | Psalm 126 Bellevue Baptist Church, Memphis, TN bellevue.org The psalmist begins by remembering the past, “When the Lord restored the fortunes of Zion.” And right there, immediately we should say to ourselves, “Oh, these are people who know desperation.” Their fortune has been restored, because it once was missing. Weeping may endure for the night, but joy comes in the morning. Now, please, let us read again the text of today’s sermon, Psalm 126.5-6: 5 They that sow in tears shall reap in joy. (Read Psalm 126:1-6 and pray. Sermon October 7, 2018 Thanksgiving The Rev. They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.” (Lamentations 3:22-23) You may face fresh troubles each day, but God has fresh mercies for you each day to face them. Psalm 126:5-6 THE PASSION AND THE PROMISE. INTRODUCTION: We are continuing in our study on the Psalms of Ascent, and our message series is called “Stepping Stones to God’s Heart.” These psalms trace the upward ascent of our heart to God’s heart, but it’s not smooth sailing all the way. You begin to lose hope. It was Lauren’s turn, and my brother-in-law and I decided to play a little joke. Isaiah prophesied it. And then secondly, trust God to do it again. Words in boxes are from the Bible. Psalm 126 Commentary by Brad Boyles. (4-6) Thanks for visiting! There’s an old saying. Come to us as you have before so that we might be filled with laughter and joy yet again. The Negev was the southern part of Judah. But it was real. He must have wondered if God was through with him, whether there was any joy left on the other side. He shed many tears of his own during his life on earth. – Isaiah 35:6; Joel 2:25. Here the trustor becomes a sower: faith works by love, obtains a present bliss, and secures a harvest of delight. Marvel at what God has done in the past. They were now back in Jerusalem, back in the holy city, back in Zion, the place where God dwells with his people, and it all felt like a dream. When the LORD turned again the captivity of Zion, we were like them that dream. These people, Israel, were freed, but because they were once enslaved. And then trust God to do it again. It was like a dream come true. It tells you that times of trouble and sorrow do not last. Preaching. The Lord has done great things for us, the Israelites respond. ————————- It is the seventh in the series of 15 songs for pilgrims coming to Jerusalem. The notes explain some of the words with a *star by them. A. The captives experienced great sorrow and mourning in exile. Psalm 127:1: Unless the Lord builds the house, They labor in vain who build it; The Great Australian Dream. Ask God to pour out his Spirit in your life like streams in the Negev. This was a normally dry and arid land. A song of ascents. 3. When you are drowning in tears and sorrow, you sometimes wonder if you will ever laugh again. They had suffered so much, and now they suddenly found themselves back in their homeland, back in Jerusalem, back in the beloved city of God. – Isaiah 25:9, 52:10; Luke 1:49, And when God does a work like this in your life, it brings glory to God and joy for us. And like the psalmist in the Psalms of Ascent, we make our way up toward God through a series of up and down movements. This song likely was composed after the exile, in wondrous gratitude for God’s restoration, and in prayer for a furtherance of that work. The Passion Translation (TPT) The Passion Translation®. And this is the first of two images that the psalmist uses to speak of how God works in our lives. Perhaps the better way to put it is this: work and pray as though it all depended on God working through you. In prayer we remember what God has done. That’s what we see in verses 2-3: “Then it was said among the nations, ‘The Lord has done great things for them.’ 3 The Lord has done great things for us, and we are filled with joy.” (Psalm 126:2-3), “It was said among the nations.” What God did for Israel was so amazing that even the surrounding nations had to sit up and take notice of what God had done and give God the glory. Their vineyards and farmlands had been left largely untended for fifty years, so it took massive effort and a long time to restore them. This is a picture of sacrificing what little we have for the harvest to come. Psalm 126 is a song that looks back to when the captives returned to Jerusalem following their long exile in Babylon. The Context of this Psalm. © Ray Fowler. That’s what this first image of “streams in the Negev” means. The people had settled down. Just when you think you are beginning to feel God’s presence in your life, just when you think you have enough faith you can cling to, just when you think you have some answer you can offer to people’s questions about God, some one or something comes along and tears a hole in your sail. Psalm 126 - NIV: When the LORD restored the fortunes of Zion, we were like those who dreamed. Then it was said among the nations, “The LORD has done great things for them.” Last week we looked at Psalm 125 which was the first song of Zion in the Psalms of Ascent, and we saw that Zion is a common theme throughout the remainder of these psalms. I experienced a similar feeling when the Lord led us back here to Plantation Community Church. Some of them had been born in exile. Psalm 126. Now, don’t get me wrong, much in life brings joy and laughter. If you restore a friendship, it is because it was once broken. – Genesis 21:6-7; Psalm 137:1-4. A PROCEDURE - Vs. 6a - He that goeth forth and weepeth, bearing precious seed, (Psalm 126:2) Before you can understand their laughter and joy, you must first understand their sorrow. Psalm 126 says you will! As it was, the post-exilic community never saw Jesus. Our mouths were filled with laughter, our tongues with songs of joy. Hebrews 12:2 tells us: “Let us fix our eyes on Jesus … who for the joy set before him endured the cross, scorning its shame.” (Hebrews 12:2) Jesus knows the trouble and sorrow we face in this life. Gordon Churchyard. The psalm basically has two stanzas with two main ideas. 1 Peter 4:19 teaches us: “Those who suffer according to God’s will should commit themselves to their faithful Creator and continue to do good.” (1 Peter 4:19) And Galatians 6:9 gives us this word of encouragement: “Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.” (Galatians 6:9), Did you know that God keeps a record of all your tears? Click here for more messages from the book of, The difference between the 1st and 2nd commandments. It’s a psalm that offers you hope when you are in the midst of trouble and tears. They were in shock. There mouths were overflowing with laughter and their tongues were shouting for joy. It so often feels fleeting. Phil Antila, A Plain Account 2016 ""This difference, between a symbolic journey and a merely physical one, is the contrast between pilgrimage and tourism. That is told us in the first half of the text. Lamentations 3:22-23 says: “Because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail. The First Focus - "The Saints In Light" I. (1-3) Those yet in captivity are encouraged. Take comfort. A turn that says, “Yes the Lord has done great things for us, but we are not out of the woods yet.” All the psalmist’s verbs begin to shift from past to present. I. Marvel at how God has helped you in the past (1-3). In our time this has been dubbed the Great Aussie Dream. When the LORD restored the fortunes of Zion, we were like those who dreamed. This is but a repetition and confirmation of what is before expressed in different words; and may be applied, as to a praying saint, so to a faithful preacher of the word. Psalm 127. Your time of reaping will come. But when God gave her the gift of Isaac in her old age, she said: “God has brought me laughter, and everyone who hears about this will laugh with me.” And she added, “Who would have said to Abraham that Sarah would nurse children? What this will look like? Featuring a sermon puts it on the front page of the site and is the most effective way to bring this sermon to the attention of thousands including all mobile platforms + newsletter. Somebody pinch me, I must be dreaming! SermonAudio.com - Psalm 126 Sermons. Psalm 126. For any web postings, please link to the sermon directly at this website. ( Log Out / God has done great things for you in the past. One in which all the nations might proclaim, “The Lord has done great things for us.” I wonder what that will look like? Its use in the psalm also s uggests an event as dramatic as the return from exile. Change ), You are commenting using your Facebook account. There on the poplars we hung our harps, for there our captors asked us for songs, our tormentors demanded songs of joy; they said, ‘Sing us one of the songs of Zion!’ How can we sing the songs of the Lord while in a foreign land?” (Psalm 137:1-4). We now turn to the second image we have in this section of the psalm. But even those moments are fleeting. And in the same way revival is something only God can do. Psalm 126 has a rich lectionary tradition, used for worship during Lent, after Pentecost, and here on the third Sunday of Advent. Yet I have borne him a son in his old age.” (Genesis 21:6-7) Who would have said that Sarah would nurse children? As the popular Christmas carol says, it is the most wonderful time of the year. 1) Pray for God’s full restoration and blessing. 126:6 He that goeth forth and weepeth, bearing precious seed, shall doubtless come again with rejoicing, bringing his sheaves with him. We live in a time and a place, when something like harvesting food rarely causes any of us to shout for joy. The pilgrims making their way to Jerusalem each year for the feasts would have been acutely aware that this was the same route the captives had taken when they returned. He was the father of Jesse, the father of David.” (Ruth 4:16-17) God restored her joy, and they no longer called her Mara, but Naomi again. Because it isn’t long before you are walking a friend through an early divorce or cooking for the family of one suffering from a brain tumor. The Rejoicing Reaper . I went away full, but the Lord has brought me back empty.” (Ruth 1:20-21) Her name “Naomi” meant “pleasant,” but life was not pleasant for her right now. Psalm 126:6 "He that goeth forth and weepeth, bearing precious seed, shall doubtless come again with rejoicing, bringing his sheaves [with him]." S. Conway . Psalm 126:6. Then it was said among the nations, “The LORD has done great things for them.” Rev. Somebody pinch me, I must be dreaming! Though other chapters of Scripture document remnant Israel returning from Babylonian captivity, the Psalms give us the song that they sang to God. Psalm 126:6 "He that goeth forth and weepeth, bearing precious seed, shall doubtless come again with rejoicing, bringing his sheaves [with him]." 126 The Lord Has Done Great Things for Us Revised Grail Psalter Text: R. The Lord has done great things for us; we are filled with joy. A farmer may weep due to the drudgery of his labor, but after the ground has been tilled, the seed planted and the harvested brought in, the same farmer returns from the same field rejoicing in the fruit he has received. 2 Our mouths were filled with laughter, our tongues with songs of joy. Psalm 125. Throughout all of this, Lilly is watching intently and laughing. Hello and welcome to RayFowler.org. 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