God’s Arrows, Your Kidneys (A Devotional on Lamentations 3:13)

In the book of Lamentations, Jeremiah describes how God’s holiness interacts with Israel’s unfaithfulness. For God, judging Israel is the perfect exercise of His covenant faithfulness. For Israel, receiving God’s judgment for their unfaithfulness is devastating. Jeremiah tries to capture this holy devastation from God in his writings. His hope is to alert Israel to …

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Laying Siege to the Heart (A Devotional on Lamentations 3:4-6)

Jeremiah, in Lamentations 3:4-6, tells of how God laid siege to Israel. The idea behind the ancient art of siege warfare is that a hostile force would encircle a city and slowly extinguish it. They would not let any provisions in and they would not let anything out. It was a long and terrible process …

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Designed for Purity 11 – Forgiveness and Trust

God’s Design for Forgiveness God’s designed creation for his glory and our good, mainly through a relationship with God But we sinned, broke our relationship with God, and now suffer sin’s destruction and God’s judgment Which affects others by pridefully making them complicit in your sin or using them for your sin God doesn’t leave …

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