SUMMARY OF LAMENTATIONS 3
Jeremiah has seen affliction from God and others. Yet, he has hope because of God’s great love for us. His compassions never fail. He is faithful. He is good to those whose hope is in Him. He waits for the Lord’s salvation. His love is unfailing.
Return to the Lord. God hears pleas. God redeems His people. Jeremiah prays for Lord to avenge His people.
BSF Study Questions People of the Promise: Kingdom Divided Lesson 27, Day 3: Lamentations 3
6) I, me, and my. Jeremiah. He. God. Jeremiah laments what has happened to him, but he has faith that God will redeem him and avenge him.
7a) Verse 5: He has besieged me and surrounded me with bitterness and hardship. Verse 13: He pierced my heart with arrows from his quiver.
b) It shifts from one of lamenting his lot in life to one of praising the Lord for His goodness, faithfulness, and coming redemption.
c) God is compassionate. His love is unfailing. He does not willingly grieve us. God is in control of all things. I am encouraged because I know everything happens for God and by God’s will. He watches me every second of every day. I take comfort in that.
d) Jeremiah admits the people have sinned and rebelled, but God has heard his cries. God redeemed him and asks Him to avenge him from his enemies.
8 ) His word. Prayer. His presence. Knowing He is in control, and I have to give it to Him.
Conclusions BSF Study Questions People of the Promise: Kingdom Divided Lesson 27, Day 3: Lamentations 3
A long chapter that we can learn from. We learn that despite the consequences of our sins and what happens, God shows compassion, and when we cry out to Him, He answers. Powerful stuff!
End Notes BSF Study Questions People of the Promise: Kingdom Divided Lesson 27, Day 3: Lamentations 3
Here, this is the poem that is different from the others. Instead, the first letter of the Hebrew alphabet is used for the first three lines, the second letter of the Hebrew alphabet is used for the next 3 lines, and so on.
In chapters 1 and 2, Jeremiah worte as Jerusalem. Here, he writes as him (and as the people of Jerusalem).
The Lord afflicted His people. God became the enemy and sunk Jeremiah.
Here, for the first time in the book of Lamentations, we see hope. We see God as merciful to Jeremiah and His people. God is there even in our punishments. He never leaves us.
Each morning there are new hopes and new mercies from the Lord.
God is faithful, even in His justice. God is in charge.
The people should humbly turn back to God and examine their ways.
Jeremiah cries again. He prays for help against his enemies. He knows God will help him. Jeremiah leaves vengeance up to the Lord.
God’s actions reflect the consistency of who He is. He divvies out punishment and then yearns for us to return to Him.
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