Lamentations is not familiar territory for many Christians, yet it deals searchingly with abiding themes such as the spiritual glory of the church and the tragedy when this is lost. It is a book that speaks directly to the confused Christianity and evangelicalism of our day.
Richard Brooks' warm and pastoral exposition applies the great theme of God's just dealing with a backsliding Judah to contemporary Christianity and reminds members of the church of Christ to examine themselves and take encouragement: "Because of the Lord's great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness."
“Matthew Henry remarks, ‘The distresses of God’s people sometimes prevail to such a degree that they cannot find any footing for their faith, nor keep their head above water.’” (Page 102)
“Her honour is in her separateness, her holiness, her distinctiveness, and the world, in its strange way, knows this and recognizes this.” (Page 24)
“the hardest terms and the sourest livelihood, in order to get bread, that is, if only their basic needs can be secured” (Page 135)
“Only those who are satisfied with God alone will not be seized with impatience, folly and anxiety when troubles come” (Pages 84–85)
“The Lord is my part, my lot, and with this portion I rest fully satisfied” (Page 84)
This book will stimulate holy living and prove useful as an introduction for those who have never grappled with Lamentations.
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