Lamentations 1-3, 5
Things To Consider
- This once proud city whose identity had been established now lay in ruins.
- Deserted, betrayed and enslaved – judgment is always more costly than we imagine.
- Their enemies are gloating.
- Chapter two is historical poetry that recounts the devastation of Jerusalem.
- Who can bear God as their enemy?
- False prophets misled the people because it was what they wanted to hear rather obeying the word of God.
- The author accurately assesses the situation but it does not change his circumstances.
- Even in despair there is hope because of the Lord.
- Nothing happens that God does not know about.
- The call to self-examination is wise.
- Trust the Lord to do what He says.
- God is sovereign, permanent and stable.