Presentation on theme: "(an overview of Lamentatiions). Author: Jeremiah Background: sacking of Jerusalem and the burning of the temple in 587 by the Babylonians Contribution."— Presentation transcript:
Author: Jeremiah Background: sacking of Jerusalem and the burning of the temple in 587 by the Babylonians Contribution to the Bible: It provides a voice for working through grief from "A" to "Z," and instruction on how and what to pray.
Five chapters = five poems Chapter 3 is the midpoint and climax Alphabetic acrostic with the 22- letter Hebrew alphabet.
The City (an outside view; Lam 1) The Wrath of God (an inside view; Lam 2) The Compassions of God (an upward view; Lam 3:1-66) The Sins of All Classes (an overall view; Lam 4) The Prayer (a future view; Lam 5)
22 Because of the Lord ’s faithful loved we do not perish, for His mercies never end. 23 They are new every morning; great is Your faithfulness! Love Mercy (compassion) Faithfulness
25 The Lord is good to those who wait for Him, to the person who seeks Him. 26 It is good to wait quietly for deliverance from the Lord. 27 It is good for a man to bear the yoke while he is still young. Good God can create good out of our suffering
28 Let him sit alone and be silent, for God has disciplined him. 29 Let him put his mouth in the dust— perhaps there is still hope. 30 Let him offer his cheek to the one who would strike him; let him be filled with shame.
(1) “sit alone and be silent” Allow reflection with God, (2) “put your mouth in the dust” Don’t speak in anger (3) “offer your cheek to the striker” have an attitude of humility
39 Why should any living person complain, any man, because of the punishment for his sins? 40 Let us search out and examine our ways, and turn back to the Lord. 41 Let us lift up our hearts and our hands to God in heaven: