Rivers of waters run down mine eyes, because they do not thy law.– Psalm 119:136
Rivers run down from my eyes because they do just the opposite of your law Lord God! Their feet swift to shed blood- just like you say in your Holy Word! Their minds set on death- a way that seems right to them- just like you say in your Holy Word! Their faces set like flint against you! Their hearts far from you- hardened, scabbed over, seemingly impenetrable to the truth! Some laugh and mock; some avoid eye contact as their heads hang low and they attempt to block my view of them by utilizing whatever means are at hand; some shout angry, false, senseless rebuttals at your Truths! Futile efforts waged against the all knowing, all powerful, all merciful, loving, just Creator of all- their Creator, their Sustainer, their gift giver!
They have come to destroy their gift; they have come to participate in the sacrifice! No fear of God is before their eyes! Their fear is aimed in the wrong direction; the result of which will be worse than any nightmare they could ever imagine! They are slipping into damnation! They are walking in the counsel of the ungodly! The price they pay will be more than they have to give! They will end up owing; it’s going to cost them their very lives!
It seems no one stands in their way as they trudge forward towards their destruction; as they go hastily to the slaughter! A few may stand by in silent prayer; a few may offer cold consolations and warnings! But few they be that will lift their voice like a trumpet with a plea and a Word and a warning! Few there be that will unashamedly offer them the cure despite opposition; despite oppression; despite weariness from well-doing; despite attacks on every side. Few there be because few there are who trust the Truth; live to the Truth; and love the Truth- which is Christ Jesus! In word but not in deed is their love only seen! Their actions and fruit uncover their hearts to the discerning eye!
Who will rise up for me against the evildoers? or who will stand up for me against the workers of iniquity?Unless the Lord had been my help, my soul had almost dwelt in silence. – Psalm 94:16-17
When the Son of Man returns will He find faith upon the earth? Will He find faith upon the earth? If those standing on the right side of His righteous law do not truly believe; if they have not surrendered to Him in obedience; if they are ashamed of His Gospel then where is their hope to be found? What can be done for them? Their state is just as dire as those stumbling to the slaughter; their fate hangs in the balance just the same!
It is no wonder that He wept; that Jesus is a man of sorrows acquainted with grief (Isaiah 53:3); when those within and those without have all gone astray and are leading each other into the worldly ditch of the devils final dwelling place.
Let us sow with tears and weep in prayer for the saving of the souls of the multitude who are operating in the flesh to the determent of their souls. May He find us faithful to the rejoicing of the angels in Heaven; to the saving of our souls!