Robert McLaughlin Bible Ministries
Doctrine of Weeping, Part 6. Scripture related to legitimate weeping.
Thursday, November 30, 2000
Point 3. Scripture Related to Legitimate weeping.
Legitimate weeping can be an expression of sorrow.
1TH 4:13 “But we do not want you to be uninformed, brethren, about those who are asleep, that you may not grieve, as do the rest who have no hope.”
Turn to John 11:30
Capacity for love also weeps from knowing that the person who has died is face to face with the Lord.
Legitimate weeping can occur as an expression of sadness regarding those who are negative toward Bible doctrine, PHI 3:18-19.
They have let garbage in and now they have become enemies of the cross of Christ.
LUK 8:18 “Therefore take care how you listen; for whoever has, to him shall more be given; and whoever does not have, even what he thinks he has shall be taken away from him.”
MAR 4:24 “And He was saying to them, Take care what you listen to.”
2JO 1:8 “Watch yourselves, that you might not lose what we have accomplished, but that you may receive a full reward.”
REV 3:11 “I am coming quickly; hold fast what you have, in order that no one take your crown.”
The legitimate weeping of appreciation for being restored back into fellowship with God, PSA 30:5.
Legitimate weeping related to the restoration of the client nation, Psa 126
Legitimate weeping and tears is a memorial to God, PSA 56:8
The legitimate weeping of the humanity of Christ which is unique.
Our Lord wept at the tomb of Lazarus, JOH 11:35
Our Lord wept out of patriotism in LUK 19:41, because of the coming destruction of Jerusalem.
HEB 5:7 “In the days of His flesh, He offered up both prayers and supplications with loud crying and tears to the One able to save Him from death, and He was heard because of His piety.”
The cessation of weeping, ISA 30:18-20
REV 21:4 “and He shall wipe away every tear from their eyes; and there shall no longer be any death; there shall no longer be any mourning, or crying, or pain; the first things have passed away.”