This week Pastors Tom Naumann and Nathanael Mayhew dig into the Old Testament book of Lamentations. Although the book does not name is writer, tradition holds that it was written by the prophet Jeremiah at the time of the destruction of Jerusalem in the 580's B.C. There are many parallels between Lamentations and the prophecy found in Jeremiah. The book is short, only 5 chapters, and records the "laments" or weeping of Jeremiah over the destruction of Jerusalem and the deportation of the people of Judah by the Babylonians. But it also mourns the sin of Judah which brought this judgment of God upon it. Still there is a glimmer of Hope, particularly in the middle of chapter 3, where Jeremiah places his confidence in the mercy of God which is "new every morning." Yes, even in tragedy and judgment, the LORD still would fulfill His promise and send a redeemer in the person of Jesus. Learn about all this and much more by listening to this overview of Lamentations.
July 20, 2018