By the valley of weeping we come to Zion. One would have thought mourning and being blessed were in opposition, but the infinitely wise Savior puts them together in this Beatitude.
What He has joined together let no
man put asunder. Mourning for sin - our own sins, and the sins of
others is the LORD's seal set upon His faithful ones.
When the Spirit
of grace is poured upon the house of David, or any other house, they
By holy mourning we receive the best of our blessings, even
as the rarest commodities come to us by water.
Not only shall the
mourner be blessed at some future day, but Christ pronounces him blessed
The Holy Spirit will surely comfort those hearts which
mourn for sin.
They shall be comforted by the application of the blood
of Jesus and by the cleansing power of the Holy Ghost.
They shall be
comforted as to the abounding sin of their city and of their age by the
assurance that God will glorify Himself, however much men may rebel
They shall be comforted with the expectation that they
shall be wholly freed from sin before long and shall soon be taken up to
dwell forever in the glorious presence of their LORD.