Sunday, May 9 NL | BR

As He approached Jerusalem and saw the city, He wept over it. – Luke 19:41

A crying God is unthinkable and unacceptable for the world. Who wants to have a God who shows weakness by crying?

The reason for His tears

Why did Jesus cry here? What was the reason for His tears? It was because of the hardness of the people’s hearts. It was because of their unbelief.

But at that time, they were praising God. They shouted: ‘Blessed is the King who comes in the name of the Lord.’ The Lord Jesus knew their hearts though, because not long after this the same crowd hardened their hearts and loudly said: ‘Crucify Him, crucify Him!’

Jesus cried because of their hardness and unbelief. Jesus said in Matthew 23:37 that He longed to gather them together as a hen brings her chicks under her wings, but they were not willing. These were the same people who had seen Him heal the sick. Earlier they had witnessed His supernatural miracles.

Jesus cried because He knew that the great day of judgment would come when the people, who had hardened their hearts, would have to pay for this. He also knew that within seventy years the Roman emperor Titus would raze Jerusalem to the ground.

God cries over the Netherlands

It is sad to see that God is also crying over the Netherlands today. How do the nations think they can escape God’s judgment if we continue to harden our hearts? How often is the Church of Jesus Christ not hurt because of her unbelief and sin?

What about you and me? Do not give up your faith. Come to repentance. Do not allow God to cry over us anymore. Let us trust Him and His Word.

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