'Lamentations' Tagged Posts

Issue #174

Have you ever seen poverty up close and personal? I mean real poverty where people live in sub-human conditions and where their next meal is never assured. Have you ever witnessed people being downtrodden and at the mercy of ruthless landlords and businessmen? I witnessed this when I served as a missionary in Kenya. It is awful! There is no other word for it. It is sad beyond belief! People living in ramshackle buildings that are packed together like the…

Issue #173

After reading this week’s Bible text, I am ever so glad that I will never have to face the realities of God’s wrath! It is a very depressing read indeed as we witness firsthand the suffering of people because turned His back on them. They had decided that they would rather live their lives with little or no regard to Him. So He gave them what they wanted … and more! They could live without Him but there was a…

Issue #172

As we continue our investigation of this rather dour book of the Bible, Lamentations, I am reminded of how blessed we are to have a God like ours! Yes, He is righteous and yes, He is a just God. And yet, He is a God of great love and a God who is incredibly faithful! I turned my desk calendar over the other day and read these amazing words of encouragement from Isaiah … “Don’t be afraid, for I am…

Issue #171

This past week has seen another release of secret Cabinet documents that have been sealed for the past 25 years. The documents reveal the discussions and decisions made by the Cabinet of the then Prime Minister, Paul Keating. One commentator has said that now knowing what was discussed, argued and considered by the Cabinet at that time, now brings greater understanding of why certain decisions were made that has greatly impacted our nation. I think at that time there was…

Issue #170

It is a brand new year! When you are my age the years seem to roll by quicker than ever! Did you know that it has taken me almost a life time to sit down and study the book of Lamentations? One read of it, and I am thinking that I should have left it even longer to study! It is not an easy read to say the least. Lamentations comes from the word ‘lament’ and lament means crying, weeping…