Heavenly Father, as we read through the prophetic voice of Jeremiah and his lament over Jerusalem, we are able to have a glimpse into the terrible events that overtook Your chosen people who chose to follow the path of spiritual adultery rather than obeying Your commands and trusting Your Word. Help me learn the lessons from Israel's failure and trust Your Word, obey Your voice, and walk in spirit and truth. Thank You that You have told us the end from the beginning and that in Your wrath You will remember mercy - thank You that the day is coming when Israel will repent of their sin and be restored as a nation - but I pray that many would recognise Jesus as Messiah and Lord and come to faith in Him, today. This I ask in Jesus' name, AMEN.
Heavenly Father, thank You for the book of Lamentations and the many lessons we learn from its pages. May I never fail to view the terrible consequences of sin and the unspeakable torture and pain that was so severely dealt out to the Lord Jesus on my behalf, as the full force of God's terrible wrath was poured out upon Him, in my stead. Keep me low at the Cross and broken before You, and may my heart be ever grateful for all that He did for me at Calvary. It is in His name I pray, AMEN.