- Scripture: Psalm 126:6
- Broadcast Date: 01/25/2016
“He that goeth forth and weepeth, bearing precious seed, shall doubtless come again with rejoicing, bringing his sheaves with him.” We have precious seed to sow, that seed, of course, is the Word of God, the Holy Bible. When you sow that in the lives of others, it will always bring a harvest.
I was raised on the farm, and I might add, proud of it; and I am a child of the depression—the Great Depression, that is. Not many of us left, but the memories of those days linger on. Our farm was in western South Dakota, almost to the Wyoming line. We were all dirt poor, and when I say poor, you can capitalize it! The situation was impossible and, to our sorrow, we lost our farm!
Yes, we lost our farm, but we didn’t lose our Savior, Jesus. That’s one thing you can count on. If you know the Lord Jesus personally, you have His promise, “I will never leave thee nor forsake thee.” (Hebrews 13.5).
And if we serve Jesus in our life, we will never have a crop failure; we will never have a depression, and we will always be successful. God assures us of that in the 126th Psalm. Listen to verse 6: “He that goeth forth and weepeth, bearing precious seed, shall doubtless come again with rejoicing, bringing his sheaves with him.” Just look at that for a moment or two. We have precious seed to sow; that seed, of course, is the Word of God, the Holy Bible. When you sow that in the lives of others, it will always bring a harvest. No depression there; it is foolproof. God declares, “So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it.” (Isaiah 55:11). God is telling us here what He told us in Psalm 126, “shall DOUBTLESS come again with rejoicing, bringing his sheaves with him.” The sheaves, of course, are the precious souls of men and women, boys and girls. As you know, our soul is absolutely the most precious possession we have. How so? Because it is immortal, that is, it will never die—it will live forever even after we die. It will be in heaven or in hell. To lose our soul in hell is absolutely the worst thing we could ever do. Jesus warned us about that when He declared, “For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? Or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul?” (Mark 8:35, 37). The answer is obvious; there is nothing more valuable than our soul. Jesus is telling us, if you owned the whole world, it would not be equal to the value as your soul. The Bible tells us that the world is going to “pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up.” (II Peter 3:10). So, after this world has passed away and is no more, the soul lives on. So God promises us, “he that goeth forth and weepeth,” that is sowing with a burden, the harvest will come. And the beauty of it is, we can all be a part of the sowing and the reaping. When Jesus commanded, “Go ye into all the world,” He included every person who belongs to Him and who names His Name. He also promises us that we will bear fruit, no doubt about it.