The Place of Tears in Our Lives

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The power and the chemistry of tears in the life of a Christian. Weeping and tears play an important part in our lives as Christians. Jesus himself wept over the lack of faith in Jerusalem. There are many reasons to weep and I Christian life and we should not be ashamed of hot tears.


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The Place of Tears in Our Lives:

The Place of Tears in Our Lives The power and the chemistry of tears in the life of a Christian.

King James Bible :

King James Bible Crying has a wonderful place in a Christian experience. In the King James Bible the term “cry” or “crying” is not necessarily to do with tears but rather calling out. It is sometimes used in calling out or crying out in anguish and therefore tears might have been included.

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In the King James Bible the term weep, weeping and tears are used when we might say cry or crying today.

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As a young boy. growing up in boarding schools from the age of 5 ½ years, I seldom, if ever, cried.

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The only time that I was told that I had cried, as a young man, was when I was drunk and apparently missing my mother. As a boy, I didn’t even cry when I was hurt and certainly not in front of anybody.


Revelation 7:17 :

Revelation 7:17 For the Lamb which is in the midst of the throne shall feed them, and shall lead them unto living fountains of waters: and God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes.

JAM 4:8–10 :

JAM 4:8–10 Draw nigh to God, and he will draw nigh to you. Cleanse your hands, ye sinners; and purify your hearts, ye double minded.

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9 Be afflicted, and mourn, and weep: let your laughter be turned to mourning, and your joy to heaviness.

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10 Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and he shall lift you up.

HEB 12:15–17 :

HEB 12:15–17 Looking diligently lest any man fail of the grace of God; lest any root of bitterness springing up trouble you, and thereby many be defiled;

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16 Lest there be any fornicator, or profane person, as Esau, who for one morsel of meat sold his birthright.

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17 For ye know how that afterward, when he would have inherited the blessing, he was rejected: for he found no place of repentance, though he sought it carefully with tears.

HEB 5:7–8:

HEB 5:7–8 Who in the days of his flesh, when he had offered up prayers and supplications with strong crying and tears unto him that was able to save him from death, and was heard in that he feared; 8 Though he were a Son, yet learned he obedience by the things which he suffered;

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Somebody once tried to calculate the volume of tears that have flowed from the eyes of mankind since Adam and Eve were in the garden.

Acts 20:31 :

Acts 20:31 Therefore watch, and remember, that by the space of three years I ceased not to warn every one night and day with tears.

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Philippians 3:18 (For many walk, of whom I have told you often, and now tell you even weeping, that they are the enemies of the cross of Christ:

2 Corinthians 2:4 :

2 Corinthians 2:4 For out of much affliction and anguish of heart I wrote unto you with many tears; not that ye should be grieved, but that ye might know the love which I have more abundantly unto you.

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2 Timothy 1:4 Greatly desiring to see thee, being mindful of thy tears, that I may be filled with joy;

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We can even join others in their tears and weep with them: Romans 12:15 Rejoice with them that do rejoice, and weep with them that weep.

Acts 20:37 :

Acts 20:37 And they all wept sore, and fell on Paul's neck, and kissed him, Acts 21:13 Then Paul answered, What mean ye to weep and to break mine heart? for I am ready not to be bound only, but also to die at Jerusalem for the name of the Lord Jesus.

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Stirred up Christians, rejoicing Christians often shed tears and weep: Acts 20:19 Serving the Lord with all humility of mind, and with many tears, and temptations, which befell me by the lying in wait of the Jews:

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Even the Lord Jesus shed tears, although the onlookers misunderstood why he was actually crying: John 11:35 Jesus wept.

People often wept around Jesus:

People often wept around Jesus Luke 7:44 And he turned to the woman, and said unto Simon, Seest thou this woman? I entered into thine house, thou gavest me no water for my feet: but she hath washed my feet with tears, and wiped them with the hairs of her head.

Luke 7:13 :

Luke 7:13 And when the Lord saw her, he had compassion on her, and said unto her, Weep not.

Luke 6:21 :

Luke 6:21 Blessed are ye that hunger now: for ye shall be filled. Blessed are ye that weep now: for ye shall laugh.

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We cry when the realisation hits us that we have failed in our best intentions: Mark 14:72 And the second time the cock crew. And Peter called to mind the word that Jesus said unto him, Before the cock crow twice, thou shalt deny me thrice. And when he thought thereon, he wept.

Mark 9:24 :

Mark 9:24 And straightway the father of the child cried out, and said with tears, Lord, I believe; help thou mine unbelief.

Matthew 2:18 :

Matthew 2:18 In Rama was there a voice heard, lamentation, and weeping, and great mourning, Rachel weeping for her children, and would not be comforted, because they are not.

MAL 2:13–16 :

MAL 2:13–16 And this have ye done again, covering the altar of the LORD with tears, with weeping, and with crying out, insomuch that he regardeth not the offering any more, or receiveth it with good will at your hand.

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14 Yet ye say, Wherefore? Because the LORD hath been witness between thee and the wife of thy youth, against whom thou hast dealt treacherously: yet is she thy companion, and the wife of thy covenant.

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15 And did not he make one? Yet had he the residue of the spirit. And wherefore one? That he might seek a godly seed. Therefore take heed to your spirit, and let none deal treacherously against the wife of his youth.

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16 For the LORD, the God of Israel, saith that he hateth putting away: for one covereth violence with his garment, saith the LORD of hosts: therefore take heed to your spirit, that ye deal not treacherously.

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