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|Posted by Dr Dale Goodman on September 4, 2014 at 10:10 AM|
Here are some writings taken from the Book of Lamentations, Chapter 1. Could this be our nation, other countries, our lives, marriages and families at risk?
There is no escaping the price to be paid for continually turning away from a holy, just and loving Creator. As His creation, we are to honor and to glorify Him. But, it seems most are going their way and not God’s way. The cost will be enormous. The corrosive and destructive effects of sin are everywhere. We must turn are hearts back home to Christ Jesus, our Lord and Savior.
Here may be a frightening preview of what many once great people, marriages, families and nations could be facing if we do not turn from our sinful ways.
Once upon a time…
“How deserted lies the city, once so full of people… who once was great among the nations… bitterly she weeps at night, tears upon her face… all her friends have deserted her, they have become her enemies.
After affliction and harsh labor, Judah has gone into exile. She dwells among the nations and finds no resting place. All who pursue her have over taken her in the midst of her distress… all her gateways are desolate…
The Lord has brought her grief because of her many sins.
Her children have gone into exile captive before the enemy. All the splendor has departed from the Daughter of Zion. Jerusalem has sinned greatly and so has become unclean. All who honor her despise her, she groans and turns away. Her filthiness clung to her clothes; she did not consider her future. Her fall was astounding; there was none to comfort…
The enemy laid hand on all her treasures… all her people groan as they search for bread; they barter for food to keep themselves alive. Is any suffering like my suffering that was inflicted on me, that the Lord brought on me in the day of His fierce anger?
No one is near to comfort me, no one to restore my spirit. My children are destitute because the enemy has prevailed.
The Lord is righteous, yet I rebelled against his command.
I called to my allies but they have betrayed me. O Lord how distressed I am! I am in torment within and in my heart I am disturbed, for I have been most rebellious. People have heard my suffering but there is no one to comfort me. All my enemies have heard of my distress; they rejoice at what you have done.” Lamentations 1 (select verses)
May this not be me, O Lord!