Monday – October 16, 2023

Lamentations; Psalm 137; 1 Peter 4

“Then I remember something that fills me with hope. The Lord’s kindness never fails! If he had not been merciful, we would have been destroyed. The Lord can always be trusted to show mercy each morning. Deep in my heart I say, “The Lord is all I need; I can depend on him!” ‭‭Lamentations‬ ‭3‬:‭21‬-‭24‬ ‭

Despite being told by Jeremiah and other trustworthy prophets, Zion chose to live life on their terms.  To listen to false prophets, mostly, in my opinion, because it was a much more alluring way to live.  They were happy to accept ways and words that fit into the life style they wanted to live.  Given the opportunity many of us can attempt to justify our choices, or ways of life.

As Jeremiah, and the people of the land lament over the state of the land it’s apparent that the rate of the God is severe.   At one point they wonder if God has forgotten them. Jeremiah continues to ask God for mercy, and encourages the people to continue as well.

As angry as God can be at us, He’s just that loving and merciful.  And how grateful am I that He is!

Prayer:  Father, Thank You for Your mercy.  Mercy that I don’t deserve, but You willingly give.  In Jesus precious name, Amen