Lamentations 5 shows us just how low sin will take us. It leaves people hungry, empty, violated, enslaved, tortured, and joyless. Of course, sin promises much more than this, but this where it eventually takes us. The people of Jerusalem
From the outside, Jerusalem’s walls seemed invincible. All the kings and people of the earth agreed that there was no way to get in from the outside (v.12). The Bible Knowledge Commentary says this about Jerusalem: Jerusalem was a mighty
This chapter takes on a very personal tone, as the writer expresses how God’s dealings with the nation affected him and others directly. We read of God’s chastening (v.1-18), God’s mercy (v.19-39), and man’s repentance and deliverance (v.40-66). We need
War is no respecter of persons. It usually impacts all people, all ages, and all classes, especially those who are most helpless. When Babylon invaded Jerusalem, the old, the young, men, women, helpless infants were all killed in the fray.
Jerusalem was the greatest city in the world. She was full of people. Jewish people and God-fearers would come from all over the world to worship God there. The beauty and prosperity of the city were beyond compare. But now,