Pastor Ralph Byma
September 6, 2020
Lessons from Lamentations
Lamentations 3:21-26, 21 But this I call to mind, and therefore I have hope:22 The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases;[a] his mercies never come to an end;23 they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.24 “The Lord is my portion,” says my soul, “therefore I will hope in him.”25 The Lord is good to those who wait for him, to the soul who seeks him.26 It is good that one should wait quietly for the salvation of the Lord.
Lesson 1: Because of the Lord’s great love, we are not destroyed.
Lesson 2: The Lord’s compassion is new every morning.
Lesson 3: Great is His faithfulness.
The Lord can always be trusted to extend mercy and goodness to those who trust and obey Him.
When the people continued to sin and refused to turn back to God they found out that…
a) Actions have consequences. God called them to repentance and they people refused to listen to Him.
b) Dishonouring God leads to desolation. Sin has it’s price tag.
c) Because of the Lord’s great love, we are not consumed. God is faithful. We have hope. Jesus came to pay the price of sin. Regardless of Covid-19 we have Hope! Let your light shine. Don’t let circumstances rob you of what God has positioned for you.
Jeremiah 29:11-14 For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare[b] and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope. 12 Then you will call upon me and come and pray to me, and I will hear you. 13 You will seek me and find me, when you seek me with all your heart. 14 I will be found by you, declares the Lord, and I will restore your fortunes and gather you from all the nations and all the places where I have driven you,