Bible Survey. Lamentations. Title: Hebrew – hk\'äyae Greek – qrh/noi Latin – Threni . or tnoßyQi. (Id est lamentationes Hieremiae prophetae). Bible Survey - Lamentations. Author:. Jeremiah. Bible Survey - Lamentations. Date of Writing: 586 BC. Bible Survey - Lamentations.
While Lamentations is certainly a song of mourning that is an end unto itself, it is also a statement of confession for sin and worship of God for his holiness in punishing sin. There is also a strong thread of hope in God’s future restoration of his people that runs through this book of sorrow.Bible Survey - Lamentations
"Jerusalem, Jerusalem, who kills the prophets and stones those who are sent to her! How often I wanted to gather your children together, the way a hen gathers her chicks under her wings, and you were unwilling. Behold, your house is being left to you desolate!” (Matt. 23:37-38)Bible Survey - Lamentations
Lamentations 3:21-25 This I recall to my mind, Therefore I have hope. 22 The LORD\'S lovingkindnesses indeed never cease, For His compassions never fail. 23 They are new every morning; Great is Your faithfulness. 24 "The LORD is my portion," says my soul, "Therefore I have hope in Him." 25 The LORD is good to those who wait for Him, To the person who seeks Him.Bible Survey - Lamentations
Lamentations serves as a reminder that the justice of God will not sleep forever. He will punish sin and when he does, our only response can be true brokenness and repentance.
Historically, Lamentations shows us the fall of Jerusalem. Theologically, it reveals to us the godly response to sin and punishment. Devotionally, it motivates us to respond to our own chastenings in the same way.Bible Survey - Lamentations