Today’s Text: Lamentations 3, 4, 5
Highlights: Jeremiah (presumed to be the author) continues to expressing his grief over the fallen city. 4:6 says that what happened to Jerusalem was worse than what happened to Sodom. 4:9 says those “killed by the sword are better off than those who die of famine; racked with hunger, they waste away for lack of food from the field”. The 3 chapters go back and forth between the topics of horror at the destruction, acknowledgement of sin and God’s righteousness, and begging God for restoration.
It is amazing that this passage that describes the darkest moment in the history of Judah also contains one of the most beautiful and promising statements about God’s mercy (3:22). Look closely at that verse and the verses surrounding it (21-41). What impresses you about God’s mercy and his goodness even when He disciplines his people?