biblestudy: Lamentations (Part 7; 1989)
Lamentations 3:55 - 4:22
John W. Ritenbaugh
Given 27-Jun-89; Sermon #BS-LA07; 64 minutes
John Ritenbaugh, focusing upon Lamentations 3 and 4, which show the stark contrast of a once proud people (secure in their wealth, technology, and cleverness) suffering bitter persecution and humiliation at the hands of a people considered by them to be their moral inferiors. In the midst of this suffering, in which the ravages of famine have brought about a degradation of compassion and moral sensibility in Israel, the narrator (presumably Jeremiah) stresses that vindication and ultimate restoration will come only from God.
Babylon Edom Good Humiliation Rapture theory Resignation to God's will Restoration Scorn of enemies Taunts of enemies Thorn in the flesh Tribulation Watch and pray always Zedekiah
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