SUMMARY OF LAMENTATIONS 5
This is a prayer to God to remember His people after the punishment. So many bad things have happened, including women being raped, princes hung, young men and boys forced to work slave labor, poverty for all, and more. Jeremiah prays for restoration.
BSF Study Questions People of the Promise: Kingdom Divided Lesson 27, Day 5: Lamentations 5
12a) Us, we, our. The people of Jerusalem. You. Lord. Jeremiah is including himself with God’s people. He is suffering right alongside them. He is praying on their behalf.
b) That God’s people have suffered enough and paid the price for their sins. They are weary from it all and are asking God to restore them to their former days of glory.
13) It helps to understand and acknowledge the consequences of sin so that you and the people don’t sin again. It shows God you are learning the lessons He is trying to teach you and that you are ready to come back to Him by praying for His presence in your life once again.
14) Remember what has happeded to them and see their disgrace. They have lost children. They are poor. They are pursued by their enemies and tired. They are hungry. Women have been raped. Princes and elders murdered. Young men and boys do hard labor. They have no joy, and it’s hard to remember God.
15) He sought for God to restore the people back to their former glory. God reigns forever and is in control. He has the power to restore our lives.
16a) They were waiting in every way. They were waiting for God’s anger to abate and embrace His people again.
b) I do have goals and ambitions. I pray for them and wait on His timing. I also work on them every day and wait for God’s timing for doors to open up. I am learning patience and that hard work does pay off.
Conclusions BSF Study Questions People of the Promise: Kingdom Divided Lesson 27, Day 5: Lamentations 5
Despite the calamities that surround you, there is always hope. We can cry out to God, and He hears us.
End Notes BSF Study Questions People of the Promise: Kingdom Divided Lesson 27, Day 5: Lamentations 5
This chapter has 22 verses, the number of letters in the Hebrew alphabet, but it is not an acrostic.
Jeremiah prayed that God would look and see the people’s misery because he felt like God had forgotten them.
We are responsible before God for our sins.
The people’s food was rationed, they were sick, and everyone suffered.
Jeremiah praises God’s eternal nature and asks for restoration. The people must turn back to God in repentenace. He asks God to turn the people back to Him.
With repentance comes renewal.
The weeping prophet ends on a sad note of unresolved anguish and not with hope (so does the books of Isaiah, Malachi, and Ecclesiastes). It is befitting Jeremiah. Yet, we know there is always hope.
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