Tuesday, April 14, 2020

Lamentations 3:21-22,25-26 NIV 2011

Yet this I call to mind and therefore I have hope: Because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail.

The Lord is good to those whose hope is in him, to the one who seeks him; it is good to wait quietly for the salvation of the Lord.

The book of Lamentations remains anonymous but some name Jeremiah as its author. It was written to the exiled Jews in Babylon. They lamented hearing the temple’s destruction and the sacking of Jerusalem. Their demise happened due to their sinful rejection of God. They did not look within themselves to see they were reason for the cities destruction. Here at the mid point of the book the author reflected on God: Lord of hope, love, faithfulness, salvation and restoration. From the Father’s fearless faithfulness of never failing compassion flows hope and love to His faithful.

Having never read the Bible cover to cover, I began that journey in 1986 with J. Vernon McGee’s daily devotional, one-year walk through the Bible. It was during that journey I read the book of Lamentation. People cried out to God because of unconfessed sin in their lives. Walking with the Father I discover sins not confessed. Rather than let them remain, I confess them and move forward. I read through the book as my reminder of His unfailing fearless compassionate faithfulness to me.

Where do we see His fearless faithfulness daily?

Loved by Him,

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