The ravages of sin and disobedience are drastic. Such is the story of Lamentations. Jeremiah had given the warnings, and his words went unheeded. Now he is the one to recount the destruction that was the natural result of people ignoring God and His Word.
Jeremiah was faithful to tell of the people who suffered the effect of their sinful ways. It was too late for them, but God in His grace gives us this lesson to help us know a lifestyle apart from the commands of God leaves us destitute and lost.
Even in this context, one of God’s best promises is found in Lamentations 3:22, 23: “The Lord’s . . . compassions fail not. They are new every morning; great is Your faithfulness.”
From Women of Faith Devotional Bible. (Thomas Nelson) Copyright © 2003. Used by permission.