Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Journal Through the Bible: Week 75 Tuesday (Revised)

Lamentations chapter 1

Does God issue any commands?

  • God does not speak.

Does God make any promises?

  • God does not speak, but the widowhood of the city spoken of by Jeremiah was promised by God when He told Judah that they had been an unfaithful spouse and He was no longer going to put her away. The captivity was a fulfillment of God's promise.

Does this chapter teach anything about Jesus?

  • Jeremiah wept over Jerusalem when he witnessed her judgment just as Jesus would do in the New Testament when He stood above her and lamented her hard heart.
  • Jeremiah stated that he was afflicted for Jerusalem (verse 12). Jesus was afflicted for Jerusalem.

Does this chapter teach anything about yet-future events?

  • Not that I identified.

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Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in thy sight, O LORD, my strength, and my redeemer.
Psalms 19:14 (KJV)