The Goodness of God in the Pain of Man (Chapter 5)
Desires / Lamentations / Old Testament / Pain / Wrath

The Goodness of God in the Pain of Man (Chapter 5)

Chapter 5             The last chapter offers a final retelling of the suffering they are under: (v.1) disgrace), (2) poverty, (3) loneliness, (4) no supplies, (5, 12) no rest, (6, 8) enslaved, (10) hunger, (11) mistreatment of women, (13) toil/work, (14) no community, (15) no joy, (17-18) no hope. Every one of these items had … Continue reading

The Goodness of God in the Pain of Man (Chapter 4)
Fear / Idols / Lamentations / Old Testament / Pain

The Goodness of God in the Pain of Man (Chapter 4)

Chapter 4             The fourth chapter of Lamentations reveals more of the sorrowful heart of God’s people. The prominent theme in this passage is worth. Throughout the twenty-two verse there is a contrast developed between items of high worth and low worth. Gold (1), precious stones (2), delicacies (5), princes and rubies (7), kings (12) … Continue reading

The Goodness of God in the Pain of Man (Chapter 3)
Faithful / God's Plan / Lamentations / Old Testament

The Goodness of God in the Pain of Man (Chapter 3)

Chapter 3             There appears to be a double-minded complexity found in the third chapter of Lamentations. The authors jumps back and forth from despair to hope, similar to what is seen in the Psalms. Also, the number of verses is extended from 22 verses to 66; yet the actual content size of the chapter … Continue reading