Daily Devotions with Spurgeon: 18th October

Tears, Then Joyful Harvest

They that sow in tears shall reap in joy. (Psalm 126:5)

Weeping times are suitable for sowing: we do not want the ground to be too dry. The salt of prayerful tears will give the good seed a flavour which will preserve it from the worm. Instead of stopping our sowing because of our weeping, let us redouble our efforts because the season is so propitious.

Our heavenly seed could not fitly be sown laughing. Deep sorrow and concern for the souls of others are a far more fit accompaniment of godly teaching than levity.

Come, then, my heart, sow on in your weeping, for you have the promise of a joyful harvest. You shall reap and see results of your labour. This shall come to you in so large a measure as to give you joy.

When your eyes are dim with silver tears, think of the golden corn. Bear cheerfully the present toil and disappointment; for the harvest day will fully recompense you.

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