Sunday, February 28, 2010

A Reason To Cry

Ezekiel 9:4 KJV
And the LORD said unto him, Go through the midst of the city, through the midst of Jerusalem, and set a mark upon the foreheads of the men that sigh and that cry for all the abominations that be done in the midst thereof.

The New Testament teaches a Christian to rejoice. And we have a lot of reasons to rejoice.
We can rejoice in the salvation Christ provides us
We can rejoice in the promises God has made to us
We can rejoice in blessing of hope for the eternal future

We could list many more reasons to rejoice so as a believer, I want to have joy in my soul and I want it to show in my countenance.

But underlying that spirit of joy there should also and always be a sense of heartbreak, tears and sighing.
Sighing for those who do not know Jesus Christ as Saviour
Sighing for the corruption sin has made in this world
Sighing for how the sin nature so often dominates us
Sighing for the abominations of Satan and man, dishonoring Almighty God

We are not to sign so much
Because the economy is not what we wish it was
Because things have not gone our way like we wanted
Because has injured or hurt us

Or tears, our burden, our grief ought to be that God has not been glorified and worshiped among men. That is a reason to mourn.

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