Today’s passage: Lamentations 3
- In verses 1-20, Jeremiah shares his heart (Or the heart of a man in Jerusalem) with honesty. These are the things he would have been thinking. In the honesty, others who are in depression and pain can receive a sympathetic comfort.
- This depression is moved toward hope however when truths about God are called to mind.
- Jerusalem had lived in unrepentant sin. They were under the Lord’s discipline.
- God remains faithful. The repentant sinner’s view will look like what we see in verses 22-39.
Questions to consider:
- How does the flow of this lament mimic the heart of man? Is there a clear break from sin, to repentance and then sinning no more? What is the progression of the struggling in this heart and in these words? What was done in order to try to break the pattern of depressive thinking?
- What important truths do we learn about God in verses 22-39?
- How would Jesus’ teaching in Matthew 5:3-12 correlate with this lament?