Verse of the Day on Lamentations

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Lamentations 1:1

Lamentations 1:1

Lamentations can be described as the continuing narrative of the book of Jeremiah, where for 51 chapters the prophet predicted Jerusalem's downfall, while the 52nd chapter records the terrible defeat of the holy City - when Nebuchadnezzar, the mighty king of Babylon burned the city and the sanctuary. No surprise that Lamentation begins with the bitter lament - "How lonely sits the city that was full of people! She has become like a widow who read more...

Lamentations 3:22

Lamentations 3:22

Throughout his life, the truth of God that was faithfully taught by Jeremiah the prophet, was rejected and ridiculed by all and sundry.. but when He saw the destruction and devastation of Jerusalem, he fell into deep depression and wept and mourned over the ruins of the beautiful city of God.

But in his distress.. hope was revived as Jeremiah looked away from himself to the Lord.. and called to mind the loving-mercies, read more...

Lamentations 3:23

Lamentations 3:23

However deep, dark and dangerous the circumstances of life are, we are told that the steadfast love of God never ceases towards us.. and no matter how bleak and evil the world situation becomes we have God's unfailing reassurance that His mercies and compassion are new every morning - how great is the faithfulness of our gracious God.

Our unbelief looks at the overwhelming circumstances in our own lives and the tremendous troubles read more...

Lamentations 3:24

Lamentations 3:24

It must have been devastating for the prophet Jeremiah to witness the fall of Jerusalem, the enslavement of his people and the destruction of the holy Temple of God. He knew that the reason for this painful period in Israel's problematic history, was due to the gross sin and spiritual adultery of God's chosen people.

Here we witness Jeremiah, mourning for both the downfall of the city of Jerusalem, and the shocking sinfulness of read more...

Lamentations 3:25

Lamentations 3:25

We are told that there are none that are good – only God… and God is GOOD to those that wait for Him.... God is GOOD to the person who searches for Him, for He is not far from any of us and He will be found by us, if we search for Him with all our hearts.

It was Jeremiah, who is often called the weeping prophet, who having witnessed the sacking of the holy Temple of God by the Babylonians, the read more...

Lamentations 3:26

Lamentations 3:26

Jeremiah was a man whose message of repentance was rejected, and despite his earnest prayer for his people, he was to witness the children of Israel being sold into slavery.. the city of God being destroyed and the Temple of the Lord being raised to the ground. He is rightly called, the weeping prophet for he witnessed the rod of the Lord being used to discipline God's rebellious people and Jeremiah is discovered lamenting the hopelessness of the read more...

Lamentations 3:32

Lamentations 3:32

Jeremiah is often called 'the weeping prophet', for he was to prophecy to deaf ears and witness to blinded, callused hearts - but through all of his long and faithful ministry, he was (like the Lord Jesus) despised and rejected of men, a man of sorrows and acquainted with much grief -

And despite calling the nation of Israel to repent of their sins and return to the Lord - he wept over Jerusalem, when he read more...

Lamentations 3:57

Lamentations 3:57

How powerful, comforting and heart-warning are these words written by Jeremiah, the weeping prophet of Israel, who grieved over the shocking demise of Jerusalem and lamented over the ruins of David's golden city. The invisible, omnipresent God is never far from any one of us but His presence ofttimes seems distant, during times of deep distress and anguish of heart.

But God in His wisdom often waits for His distressed children read more...