May 27, 2024

Thomas McNeilly

Jesus Christ is King

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Lamentations 1 Lonely Jerusalem 1 Jerusalem, once so crowded, lies deserted and lonely. This city that was known all over the world is now like a widow. This queen of the nations has been made a slave. 2Each night, bitter tears flood her cheeks. None of her former lovers are there to offer comfort; her friends have betrayed her and are now her enemies. 3The people of Judah are slaves, suffering in a foreign land, with no rest from sorrow. Their enemies captured them and were terribly cruel. 4The roads to Zion mourn because no one travels there to celebrate the festivals. The city gates are deserted; priests are weeping. Young women are raped; Zion is in sorrow! 5Enemies now rule the city and live as they please. The Lord has punished Jerusalem because of her awful sins; he has let her people be dragged away. 6Zion’s glory has disappeared. Her leaders are like deer that cannot find pasture; they are hunted down till their strength is gone. 7Her people recall the good life that once was theirs; now they suffer and are scattered. No one was there to protect them from their enemies who sneered when their city was taken. 8Jerusalem’s horrible sins have made the city a joke. Those who once admired her now hate her instead— she has been disgraced; she groans and turns away. 9Her sins had made her filthy, but she wasn’t worried about what could happen. And when Jerusalem fell, it was so tragic. No one gave her comfort when she cried out, “Help! I’m in trouble, Lord! The enemy has won.” 10Zion’s treasures were stolen. Jerusalem saw foreigners enter her place of worship, though the Lord had forbidden them to belong to his people. 11Everyone in the city groans while searching for food; they trade their valuables for barely enough scraps to stay alive. Matthew 7:8 For everyone who asks receives; the one who seeks finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened.