Exalting Jesus in Jeremiah, Lamentations is part of the Christ-Centered Exposition Commentary series. Edited by David Platt, Daniel L. Akin, and Tony Merida, this new commentary series, projected to be 48 volumes, takes a Christ-centered approach to expositing each book of the Bible. Rather than a verse-by-verse approach, the authors have crafted chapters that explain and apply key passages in their assigned Bible books.
Readers will learn to see Christ in all aspects of Scripture, and they will be encouraged by the devotional nature of each exposition presented as sermons and divided into chapters that conclude with a “Reflect & Discuss” section, making this series ideal for small group study, personal devotion, and even sermon preparation. It’s not academic but rather presents an easy reading, practical and friendly commentary.
The author of Exalting Jesus in Jeremiah, Lamentations is Steven Smith.
“In a word, God is judging them for being unfaithful—unfaithful to a God who is always faithful” (Page 6)
“Jeremiah might identify with being the enforcer. He was just a man, yet this man had the unenviable position of being called to deliver the message of pending justice, and because he was the agent of the law, some people treated him terribly.” (Page 3)
“Every sin is indeed a choice, but the inertia of disobedience is real. This is why sin is so scary: it’s hard to stop once it begins. Like a mutant alien from a bad sci-fi movie, it reproduces until it destroys.” (Page 281)
“Brokenness is a state of awareness of our sinfulness and inability in light of God’s presence” (Page 120)
“ what God has demonstrated to me. The depth of sin reminds me of the height of grace” (Page 33)
Rev Jim Jennifer Bowers