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"My transgression is sealed up in a bag,
and You sew up my iniquity." Job 14:17
"You keep track of all my sorrows. You have
collected all my tears in your bottle. You have
recorded each one in Your book." Psalm 56:8
God counted all those weary steps that David took
in passing through those great forests, when he fled
from Saul. While David was hunted up and down like
a partridge, and chased out of every bush, and was
driven from one country to anotherGod was all
this while, a-noting down and a-numbering of all
his sorrows, and a-bottling up all his tears, and
a-booking down all his sighs!
Not a single tear of mine is ever lost, but kept safe
in God's bottleas so much sweet water.
God is said in Scripture to have a bag and a bottle:
a bag for our sins, and a bottle for our tears. And oh
that we would all labor to fill His bottle with our tears
of repentance, as we have filled His bag with our sins!