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Gilbert House Fellowship #187: Lamentations 1-3

THERE ARE times when God brings correction into our lives, although not always as drastically as He did to the kingdom of Judah in 586 B.C.

The Book of Lamentations is a series of five poems, possibly written by the prophet Jeremiah, in the wake of the destruction of the city of Jerusalem by Babylon. Today, we look at the first three chapters, which are filled with heart-rending grief and loneliness, even as the author acknowledges that the disaster wrought by Babylon was deserved because of the sin of God’s people. Continue reading

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Gilbert House Fellowship #176: Jeremiah 3-7

THE HEARTBREAK of Jeremiah at the prophesied destruction of Jerusalem is evident in this week’s reading:

My anguish, my anguish! I writhe in pain! Oh the walls of my heart! My heart is beating wildly; I cannot keep silent, for I hear the sound of the trumpet, the alarm of war.
Jeremiah 4:19 (ESV)

We discuss God’s condemnation of the faithlessness of the kingdom of Judah, which is startling coming as it did within living memory of the reforms of the good king Josiah.

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