Baca Sermon Illustrations

Baca Sermon Illustrations

Baca is a valley mentioned in Ps. 84:6. `Emek-baca' in Hebrew means 'Valley of tears' and is the title of a book describing the persecutions of the Jewish people. In Ps. 84. 6 the psalmist gives the names of two valleys: Baca, Weeping: and Berachah, Blessings. The last clause translated in the A.V.—`the rain filleth the pools' can also mean—`the rain also covers it with blessings'. Thus, for the pilgrim to Zion, Baca has become Berachah; the vale of tears is changed into the valley of blessing. (Ps. 84. 6; 2 Chron. 20. 1-4, 21-26)

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