God is unlimited in His resources. I know this in my head, but for some reason I believe the lie that He will limit His mercy to me. As if one day I will reach my limit and get cut off. Micah Tyler in his song “New Today” reminds us of the truth found in Scripture — His mercies are new every morning.
Let’s explore the steadfast love of the Lord in Lamentations this week.
On this week’s episode I discuss:
- Taking a B.I.T.E. out of Scripture – this week’s Bible Interaction Tool Exercises include:
- Read in context
- Consider the historical context
- Read the introduction in a study Bible or other type resource
- Follow the cross references
- Meditate on what you’re reading
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- How I was inspired to head over to Lamentations by the lyrics of the song – Lamentations 3:22-23
- Reading all of Lamentations in one sitting and feeling a little confused
- Discovering the literary style of the book is poetry and the chapter I was studying is a stand-alone acrostic poem
- Exploring the historical narrative behind what the poet is lamenting about in 2 Kings 24-25
- How sometimes our view of God gets distorted in our sorrow
- The value of putting our sorrows into words, and then lifting our eyes to the Father
- Discovering that if you know how to worry, you know how to meditate
- How God doesn’t have a limited supply of mercy
- The elements in the poem that will help us process our own laments
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This Week’s Challenge
Read Lamentations for yourself. Perhaps you’ll want to study a different one of the poems of lament in this book than the chapter we focused on in this episode. Read the introduction to Lamentations in a study Bible or online introduction to orient yourself to the historical context of the poems, and to learn more about the genre and literary style of the book. Don’t forget each chapter is a stand alone poem. Finally, go ahead and state your sorrows. Be as dramatic as you feel. But in the end, lift your face to your Father and rehearse His goodness. Don’t forget! If you know how to worry, you know how to meditate, so choose to meditate on HIM!