Read Lamentations 1:1
Jeremiah's lamentation over
Jeremiah was deeply grieved over the destruction of the holy city of
The prophet Jeremiah compared the once wealthy, secure, and proud Israelites to a woman who had lost her husband. The loving Lord was the generous Provider and powerful Protector of
We too have one supreme reason for living; and it is not to obtain financial security, popularity, or material success, or to look forward to the next vacation. The question that needs to be addressed is: Will we read His instructions about how we must live to enjoy the protection and abundant blessings of our Creator or suffer the consequences? Pity the person who is wasting the few short years of his life chasing elusive social and financial goals while failing to achieve the eternal purpose for which God created him.
Jesus asked a sobering question to a great multitude of people (Luke 6:17) who followed Him, expecting to be healed: Why call. . . . Me, Lord, Lord, and do not the things which I say? (6:46). Obviously, we can't do something we don't know, so He calls upon us to know His Scriptures, His Guide to Life.
We must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ; that every one may receive the things done in his body, according to that he has done, whether it be good or bad. Knowing therefore the terror (fear) of the Lord, we persuade men (II Corinthians 5:10-11).
By Jeremiah's sorrow over
1:3 between the straits = where there was no way out; 1:4 solemn feasts = appointed assemblies; 1:9 came down wonderfully = had a horrifying fall; 1:14 wreathed = joined together; 2:12 their soul was poured out into = they died in.
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Memory Verse for the Week: II Thessalonians 2:12