But there was ongoing work to be done as well, the repentance-with-tears that was part of the maintenance of the covenant.
Today, we should be joyful at the reversal of fortune God has enacted within us through Jesus. But we also should sow with tears, repenting daily to maintain our right standing with God, and weeping over the work still to be done. Then the joy we experience in part now will become fully present to us.
Sermon: Witnesses to the World (Psalm 126)