Lamentations 3

Yet this I call to mind and therefore I have hope: Because of the LORD's great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness. (Lamentations 3:21-23) The chorus of the beloved hymn “Great Is Thy Faithfulness” alludes to this...

Lamentations 2

The Lord has done what he purposed; he has carried out his word, which he commanded long ago; he has thrown down without pity; he has made the enemy rejoice over you and exalted the might of your foes. (Lamentations 2:17) While the destruction to Jerusalem was shocking, it should...

Lamentations 1

Her foes have become the head; her enemies prosper, because the Lord has afflicted her for the multitude of her transgressions; her children have gone away, captives before the foe. (Lamentations 1:5) Lamentations is a short book written by the prophet Jeremiah after the destruction of Jerusalem by the Babylonians...

Jeremiah 52

And he (Evil-merodach king of Babylon) spoke kindly to him (Jehoiachin, exiled king of Judah) and gave him a seat above the seats of the kings who were with him in Babylon. (Jeremiah 52:32) This chapter serves as a summary of the events of the fall of Jerusalem. It ends...

Jeremiah 51

The LORD of hosts has sworn by himself: Surely I will fill you with men, as many as locusts, and they shall raise the shout of victory over you. (Jeremiah 51:14) Be thankful we have the “LORD of hosts” to rely upon. No evil in this world can stand up...

Jeremiah 50

I will restore Israel to his pasture, and he shall feed on Carmel and in Bashan, and his desire shall be satisfied on the hills of Ephraim and in Gilead. (Jeremiah 50:19) Much of the Book of Jeremiah has seen Judea’s invasion and exile of some of its inhabitants to...

Jeremiah 49

But afterward I will restore the fortunes of the Ammonites, declares the LORD. (Jeremiah 49:6) God’s mercy shines through in this restoration! God’s wrath is satisfied through the death of Christ, and we can live in that mercy and celebrate that we don’t receive the punishment we are truly deserving...

Jeremiah 48

Cursed is he who does the work of the LORD with slackness, and cursed is he who keeps back his sword from bloodshed. (Jeremiah 48:10) God speaks to the Moabites in this verse. The message we can take away from this is that when given direction, God wants us to...

Jeremiah 47

Thus says the LORD: Behold, waters are rising out of the north, and shall become an overflowing torrent; they shall overflow the land and all that fills it, the city and those who dwell in it. Men shall cry out, and every inhabitant of the land shall wail. (Jeremiah 47:2)...

Jeremiah 46

But fear not, O Jacob my servant, nor be dismayed, O Israel, for behold, I will save you from far away, and your offspring from the land of their captivity. Jacob shall return and have quiet and ease, and none shall make him afraid. (Jeremiah 46:27) God’s plan does not...