Day Sixty One – Grieving

Jeremiah’s message in Lamentations seems to have taken place after the city of Jerusalem is defeated, the walls broken down, the temple destroyed, and the precious articles for temple worship taken away.  We can see Jeremiah’s being known as “the weeping prophet” as we read the laments that are written there.  Ezekiel speaks to the …

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Turn Us Unto Thee, O LORD

"Remember, O LORD, what is come upon us: consider, and behold our reproach. Our inheritance is turned to strangers, our houses to aliens. We are orphans and fatherless, our mothers are as widows. We have drunken our water for money; our wood is sold unto us. Our necks are under persecution: we labour, and have no rest. We have …

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Jerusalem Has Grievously Sinned

"How doth the city sit solitary, that was full of people! how is she become as a widow! She that was great among the nations, and princess among the provinces, how is she become tributary! She weepeth sore in the night, and her tears are on her cheeks: among all her lovers she hath none to …

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The Sovereign Hand of God

"Who is he that saith, and it cometh to pass, when the Lord commandeth it not? Out of the mouth of the Most High proceedeth not evil and good? Wherefore doth a living man complain, a man for the punishment of his sins? Let us search and try our ways, and turn again to the …

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The Promises of God: Negative and Positive

“They say to their mothers, Where is corn and wine? When they swooned as the wounded in the streets of the city, when their soul was poured out into their mothers’ bosom. What thing shall I take to witness for thee? What thing shall I liken to thee, O daughter of Jerusalem? What shall I …

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When the Enemy Overpowers

Your prophets have seen for you false and deceptive visions; they have not uncovered your iniquity, to bring back your captives, but have envisioned for you false prophecies and delusions. All who pass by clap their hands at you; they hiss and shake their heads at the daughter of Jerusalem: “Is this the city that …

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Waiting… for the Salvation of the LORD

"The LORD is good to those who wait for Him, to the soul who seeks Him. It is good that one should hope and wait quietly for the salvation of the LORD. It is good for a man to bear the yoke in his youth. Let him sit alone and keep silent, because God has …

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The Compassion of the LORD Never Fails

Jeremiah has been lamenting the tragedies of the conquering hordes of Babylon, the captivity of Judah, the fall of Jerusalem - including the temple and the wall of the City; the famine of the people which led to unspeakable acts in order for some to eat.  Yet, in the midst of his grief, and sorrow …

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When God Purposes a Thing

It seems that, sometimes at least, we; yes even Christians, put terrible events and tragedies up to chance.  Chance says that these things just happen.  I must admit that this troubles me, but I think it troubles me more to believe that these things happen by mere chance; when they cannot be chance. Looking today …

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In the Day of His Anger

There may be some; maybe many who profess to know God and say something like, "God does not get angry..."  I have heard some say, "Jesus never got angry"; and that statement completely shows their ignorance.  Does God get angry?  For those who love Jesus; does Jesus, did Jesus ever get angry?  Well let us …

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In the days of Affliction

No one today likes to talk about judgment or affliction.  I do not like talking about it, preaching about it, and I really get no joy from reading Jeremiah; or any of the prophets; or preaching their writings and prophecies of darkness and gloom; but I must not neglect the counsel of the LORD.  The …

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Troubled

Do you have troubles, or is your life without any kind of trouble?  Is that a silly question?  Probably so.  Everyone has their own share of trouble, heart ache, pain, sorrow, and grief.  If not right now; sometime, and probably soon. Jerusalem was overthrown, Jeremiah the prophet which wept for the city and the people, …

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