The Lord still reigns

Lamentations 4 and 5 Lamentations 4 and 5 with Proverbs 3. You, O Lord, reign forever; Your throne endures for all generations. (Lamentations 5:17) My son, do not forget my teaching, but let your heart keep my commandments. (Proverbs 3:1) So, when things go bad, we just need to learn the lesson God intended, repent… Continue reading The Lord still reigns

This I call to mind

Lamentations 3 When times are hard, even the faithful suffer. As long as we are in this world, whatever disasters strike, from pandemics to wars to natural catastrophes, we can expect to endure along with all of humanity. The prophet in Lamentations (presumably Jeremiah) described his own suffering with the people under the Lord's judgement.… Continue reading This I call to mind

Lamentations 2

Lamentations 2 and Proverbs 21, 25 " Every way of a man is right in his own eyes, but the Lord weighs the heart. To do righteousness and justice is more acceptable to the Lord than sacrifice" (Proverbs 21:2-3). "The Lord has done what He purposed; He has carried out His word" ( Lamentations 2:17).… Continue reading Lamentations 2

Lamentations 1

"For these things I weep; my eyes flow with tears; for a comforter is far from me" (Lamentations 1:16). "By steadfast love and faithfulness iniquity is atoned for and by the fear of the Lord one turns away from evil" (Proverbs 16:6). When cities are destroyed, all the people who live there pay the price.… Continue reading Lamentations 1

Lamentations

I have been broken by the events of 2020, and I feel like I need to take a short break from Psalm 119 to examine the most profound lament of the Old Testament in light of the current Church and culture in the US. Illuminated Scripture Journal cover. Crossway, 2001 I did some background reading… Continue reading Lamentations