Luke 19:41 – Jesus Wept

Today’s Readings: Joshua 19:1‐20:9, Luke 19:28‐48, Psalm 88:1‐18, Proverbs 13:12‐14

Luke 19:41 And when he drew near and saw (Jerusalem), he wept over it…

We live in a Christian culture that encourages us to be happy all the time.  This is NOT the message of the Text.  Jesus was “a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief” (Isaiah 53:3).  In Psalms today we read: “I, O Lord, cry to you” and “my eye grows dim through sorrow” (Psalm 88:3&9).  Nehemiah writes As soon as I heard these words I sat down and wept and mourned for days” (Nehemiah 1:4).  Last week one of my friends sent me a link to this powerful video on Christian agony.

Apply: Are you acquainted with grief?  2 Corinthians 7:10 tells us that “Godly grief produces a repentance that leads to salvation without regret…”  Today I want to encourage myself to grieve things that grieve the Spirit.

How do you define Godly grief?

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