1. Exposition

Why should John cease his loud weeping?

Revelation 5:5 (ESV)

5 And one of the elders said to me, “Weep no more; behold, the Lion of the tribe of Judah, the Root of David, has conquered, so that he can open the scroll and its seven seals.”

This elder instructs John pointedly to quit crying because someone has in fact been found worthy to open the scroll.