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When it comes to Bible study, these three remain: structure, pattern and thought flow; but the greatest of these is thought flow.
In this short meditation David Gooding considers various types of tears: good tears and bad tears, true tears and false tears.
The women weeping for Tammuz in the temple of the Lord at Jerusalem;
The women of Jerusalem who wept for our Lord as he was being led out to be crucified;
Mary Magdalene in the garden, weeping for her sorrow, when the Lord appeared to her and dried her tears forever.
He warns us to be on our guard lest we evoke false emotion, sensuousness. It’s not that we despise tender emotion, but conversion is a deeper thing than emotion. It is a moral thing, and requires us to use our moral judgment. Let’s love the Lord with all our hearts; but the source and peace and the spring of it all is a spiritual relationship with a living Lord.
Length: 38 mins.