Jeremiah's lamentation over
Jeremiah was deeply grieved that the holy city of
The prophet Jeremiah compared the once wealthy, secure, and proud Israelites to a widow 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 how we must live to please our Creator or suffer the consequences? Pity the person who is wasting the few short years of his life chasing social and financial goals, but failing to achieve the purpose for which God created him. Jesus asked a sobering question: Why call ye Me, Lord, Lord, and do not the things which I say? (Luke 6:46). Obviously, we can't do something we don't know, so, He calls upon each of 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 hath done, whether it be good or bad. Knowing therefore the terror of the Lord, we persuade men (II Corinthians 5:10-11).
By Jeremiah's sorrow over the destruction of
1:3 between the straits =b> where there was no way out; 1:4 solemn feasts =b> appointed assemblies; 1:9 came down wonderfully =b> had a horrifying fall; 1:14 wreathed =b> joined together; 2:12 their soul was poured out into =b> they died in.
Pray for Country:
Memory Verse for the Week: Psalms 100:5