PSALM 126

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PSALM 126

JOURNEY OF A THANKFUL HEART

 

·       What if I told you that you had to spend the rest of your life with a child who will either grumble or be grateful?

·       You are on a journey. God is going with you. Do you think that God would rather have you be a grumbler or grateful?

·       I think of Psalm 126 as the journey of someone I want to be. The Journey of a Thankful Heart.

·       Psalm 120-134 – Psalms of Ascents or Degrees. Probably song by pilgrims on journey to Jerusalem.

 

RELEASE – Vss. 1-2a

 

·       Looking back at a release from captivity, and remembering the joy.

·       If you are a Christian you can look back at the joy that your release gave you - 1 Corinthians 6:9-11, Ephesians 2:1-7

 

RECOGNITION – Vss. 2b-3

·       Christ has changed the life of the believer.  2 Corinthians 5:17

·       This change should be recognized by others.

·       We should acknowledge with gratitude the change that Christ has made in us.

 

REQUEST – Vs. 4

·       Different struggles come up. Our prayer should be “Please do it again, Lord.  He will!

 

RESPONSIBILITY – Vss. 5-6 - Sow

·       Sowing of the Word is done in own heart, and we must make sure our heart is the right kind of soil – Luke 8:11-15        

·       We are to sow the Word in the hearts of fellow believers - Hebrews 3:12-13 & 10:24-25, Colossians 3:16

·       We are to sow the Word in the hearts of unbelievers – Mark 16:15, Matthew 28:19-20, 1 Peter 3:15

 

REJOICING – Vss. 5-6

If we sow in tears, we will reap in joy.

 

 

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Psalm 126:5-6

EVANGELISM

 

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.

 

A PROCEDURE - Vs. 6a - He that goeth forth and weepeth, bearing precious seed,

 

A PROMISE - 6b - …shall doubtless come again with rejoicing, bringing his sheaves with him.

 

 

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Psalm 126:6

LET'S GO SOUL WINNING!

 

Although this verse refers primarily to Israel, we can certainly apply it as a reminder to win souls!

 

GO! - "He that goeth forth..."  Matthew 28:19, Mark 16:15

 

SOW! - "...bearing precious seed...." Mark 4:14

 

WEEP - "..and weepeth..."

 

REAP - "...shall doubtless come again with rejoicing, bringing his sheaves

             with him."

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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