Category Archives: Lament

September 13 – Lament – Overlooking the Wages of Sin?

Read Lamentations 5:1-22 Several years ago Neil Postman wrote, “Amusing Ourselves to Death: Public Discourse in the Age of Show Business.” In that book, he demonstrates how the city of Las Vegas, Nevada has become a symbol of the addiction … Continue reading

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September 12 – Lament – When the Bottom Drops Out…

Read Lamentations 4:1-22 Elie Wiesel, a Jewish teenager, lost his faith in God during an imprisonment at a Nazi concentration camp. Along with thousands of other prisoners, he was forced to watch members of Hitler’s Secret Service lead two men … Continue reading

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September 11 – Lament – Pleas from the Pit

Read Lamentations 3:33–66 Jeremiah spent 40 years warning Jews that God’s judgment would come unless they repented, but his pleas were ignored.  As a result, God allowed the Babylonians to destroy Jeremiah‘s beloved Jerusalem, the “City of Peace.” The ruins … Continue reading

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September 10 – Lament – God’s Infinite Compassion

Read Lamentations 3:1-32 Years ago, I served as pastor of a small church in southwestern Michigan for 2 ½ years while I was in seminary.  Every weekend, my wife and I drove about 75 miles with a close friend, even … Continue reading

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September 9 – Lament – A Trip to the Father’s Woodshed

Read Lamentations 2:1-22 Did you know a ping-pong paddle serves two purposes? You might not. The primary purpose, of course, is to play ping-pong. But I will always remember a secondary purpose:  It was a great instrument for discipline in … Continue reading

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September 8 – Lament – The Agony of a Lonely Heart

Read Lamentations 1:1-22 Imagine walking through the cities of Europe following the brutal battles of World War II. You hear a starving baby’s whimpers carried by the wind through bombed-out buildings. You see a woman sitting on the ground holding … Continue reading

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September 7 – Lament – Crying Isn’t Allowed

Read Jeremiah 1:1–10 You probably remember the words from your own childhood: “Don’t be such a crybaby.” Well-intentioned people can assume that tears are either a sign of weakness or a lack of faith in God. But God doesn’t look … Continue reading

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