The Treasure without Tears

Psalm 126:5-6. 


God has given us an opportunity for success: the treasure. But this treasure requires tears.


God has given us “treasure” to complete the task: 

  • The treasure is the seed (Luke 8:11) .
  • The seed is the Word of God (Matt 7:23). 
  • The seed is Jesus Christ (John 1:1-2, 14). 


Tears are required. The Christian's life is often tough. 

  • Jesus cried in sympathy for his friends (John 11:35) 
  • Jesus cried over a lost opportunity (Luke 19:41) 
  • Jesus cried over suffering and death (Heb 5:5-11) 

The Trophy Without the Task (Psalm 125:5-6)

  • Don't expect a crop when you didn't plant.
  • Don't expect a paycheck when you didn't work.
  • Don't expect a degree when you don't go to class.
  • Don't expect a trophy when you didn't compete.
"An athlete is not crowned unless he competes according to the rules" (2 Timothy 2:5)


Don't expect Biblical knowledge if you do not study.

Do not expect salvation unless you become a child of God.