Today’s passage: Lamentations 4
- I can’t help but think of abortion in our culture after reading verse 3. God help us!
- Verse 6 is a striking observation. Jerusalem sat under siege and then was left to wallow in its destruction. Jeremiah observes that, in contrast, Sodom was entirely destroyed in an instant. What an immense grief to prefer the destruction of Sodom!
- This chapter closes with a prophecy of judgment on Edom. Their enjoyment of the fall of Jerusalem would be short lived.
Questions to consider:
- How does Proverbs 14:34 contrast and give instruction to Jerusalem (Or any nation)? How would it contrast the idea that all Israel needed was better leaders? Who in Israel/Judah/Jerusalem needed to repent?
- How could these truths apply to the people of God today? Who are the people of God in the New Covenant? What would be the true correlation and application for this text in our time? Whose leaders need to lead in a godly way? Whose “citizens” need to love the Lord and follow Him? To what kingdom do those citizens belong?
- From our perspective, what transpired over the years in the Middle East in the absence of Israel’s devotion to God? What influence could the church have in the nations within which we live as we fear God and fervently follow Christ?