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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