The Lord always speaks the truth

Lamentations Bible Background

11.10.2016 – Old Testament: Lam 1.18

To read the Bible in a year, read Lamentations 1–2 on November 10, In the year of our Lord 2016

By Don Ruhl

The Lord warned Jerusalem repeatedly to what their rebellion would lead them. The city did not believe Him. Then it happened, they refused to repent of their sin, and He sent the mighty Babylonians against them. Then Jeremiah spoke on behalf of the people,

The LORD is righteous,
For I rebelled against His commandment.
Hear now, all peoples,
And behold my sorrow;
My virgins and my young men
Have gone into captivity.
(Lamentations 1.18)

Their rebellion did not free them from the Lord and from the consequences of disobedience, but their rebellion brought on the consequences of disobedience. Therefore, we should see the city’s sorrow, and mourn that the virgins and young men of Jerusalem went into captivity when they did not have to go into captivity. Nevertheless, when man rebels against his Creator, such rebellion comes with a hefty price.

Questions:

  • Have you ever rebelled against the Lord?
  • What brought you back?

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