It is of the Lord’s mercy that we are not consumed.] Therefore the complaint is to be met not by any demonstration that by one particular line of conduct the complaining individual has brought down a particular judgment, but simply by the fact of general sinfulness. 27:46 Lamentations 3:19 - Math. This sentence was much in the mouth of that famous Maria Aegyptiaca, and should be in all our minds and mouths for a lenitive. — “We,” here, takes the place of I without any marked transition, suggesting, as above intimated, that the prophet in what goes before identifies himself with the people. You will rarely see piety of a rich and mellow tone in a man who has known nothing of sorrow. III. Lamentations 3:27-30. âRenewedâ refers to âmercies,â i.e., blessings, the fruit of mercy; and Godâs mercies have no end, because his compassionâs ever continue. VI. Let such authority be ever so great, there is still a sphere to which it cannot extend, and in which there is scope for a man's own conscience to assert its command. How easy and how common it is to discourse in a querulous and reproachful strain, on the fact of our being made to suffer for a forefather's transgressions, and on the fact of our deriving a polluted nature from guilt in which personally we took not any share. II. This I recall to my mind, Therefore I have hope. There is no greater evil committed by any of us than a practical forgetfulness of the common mercies of life: mercies, which because of their commonness, cease to be regarded as mercies. Themes: Mourning over Jerusalem’s destruction; confession of sin and acknowledgment of God’s justice; hope in God’s future restoration Woe to that home which lays no yoke upon its inmates. (Lamentations 5:19-22) Overview Even before the fall, man had his physical work assigned to him. To turn the current of the young life into a right channel—to make good habitual by use, and (to that end) to insist upon conformity to a good rule—to require, as the condition of maintenance, as the condition of protection, as the condition of life, that this and not that shall be the conduct and the speech and the temper, and (down to very minute particulars) the mode of living,—this is the duty of a home, in order that it may bring after it God's assigned and certain blessing. hesed) never ceases and that He is ceaselessly compassionate. But this appeal to God, this lifting up of our heart with our hands unto God in the heavens, may co-exist with effort, with activity, with diligence, with prudence, with the devout pursuit of an object, and with the right use of the strength, the talents, and the resources of our fellow-men and of our fellow-Christians. There are times when we get excited about Psalm 23, and say Amen. They are new every morning: great is your faithfulness. LAMENTATIONS 2 WHAT THE LORD HAD DONE TO ZION F1 "This chapter is all taken up with God. on StudyLight.org III. Supposing that you are ready thus to appeal, there are two evils to be guarded against: (1) That of lifting up the spirit without the hands—depending upon mental prayer without times for prayer, seasons for prayer, words of prayer—without an act of prayer. We may all apply this very sensibly to ourselves because we have to do with a God that changes not, therefore it is that we are not consumed, even because his compassions fail not they are new every morning great is his faithfulness, Lamentations 3:22,23. Lamentations 3:22-23 New King James Version Update 22 () Through the Lord ’s mercies we are not consumed, Because His compassions fail not. Speaking for himself, the prophet personifies his people (Lamentations 3:1-21).—His description of the miseries through which they were passing is very pitiful—the wrinkled skin, the broken bones, the darkness as of the grave, the lofty walls that encompassed them, the penetration of the sharp arrows into their flesh, the derision of the people, the grit of the coarse flour that broke his teeth, the wormwood and the gall of his cup. When you remember that man is a transgressor, not only by imputation, but by every positive and personal working of evil, surely the marvel must be, not that so much of wormwood should drug the cup of human life, but that so much of sweetness should still have been left. God‘s mercies are new every single morning. Consider the application of the text to the complaints called forth by individual affliction. The Psalmist calls upon us to "forget not all God's benefits," and he thus indicates our perpetual danger, a danger which he himself felt, and against which he had to guard his own soul. III. They are new every morning: great is thy faithfulness. There is a marked want about those Christians who have never suffered. ; of which he is full, and which are bestowed in a free and sovereign way, and are the spring of all good things, and a never failing one they are; and this is another reason why the Lord's people are not consumed, and never shall, because of the mercies of the Lord, since these shall never fail; for though they are, yet should they fail, they might be consumed; but these are from everlasting to everlasting, and are kept with Christ their covenant head; see Psalm 103:17. Though He may have caused grief, yet is His compassion in proportion to the multitude of His mercies. vi., p. 141. It is when pain or overwork chases sleep away, when he lies upon his bed and waits for its coming but it comes not, when he begins to dread the nights lest he should have the same wretched experiences again and again—a fear which prepares the way for its own fulfilment—it is then that he begins to learn what is meant by sleep, and what high rank it takes among the common mercies of life. And like the ps… More resources, better tools and easier navigation Test drive it and tell us about your experience. First, their own efforts on behalf of themselves; and secondly, the appeal to their fellows. (b) The next element in Christian hope is faith. We owe an appeal on whatsoever concerns us to the personal providence of God, and the actual government of God. II. IV. As our confessions and petitions ascend to God, as we search and try our ways and turn again to Him, we shall become conscious that He is drawing near (Lamentations 3:57).—‘Thou saidst, Fear not.’ How often God will utter those words as the years pass! ", This section through Lamentations 3:39 (or Lamentations 3:42) carries an expression of full assurance in God's unfailing mercies; and that such is found in Lamentations is indeed remarkable and carries its own rich consolations. VII. This is one of those very bright thoughts which lie across this dark book like an April ray upon a retiring cloud. Generally in the combination of these two terms, each expresses the perfection of all prayer as it is either the active seeking of God or the passive waiting for Him; in other words, what man does and what he must expect God to do in the whole business of devotion. IV. What To Preach--And When: Build Your Preaching Calendar By SermonCentral on January 6, 2021 Are We More Invested In Bringing People To Church Or Jesus? (c) There is a third element to be added to make our hope strong—that of imagination. 1 Corinthians 1:9 - God is faithful, through whom you were called into fellowship with His Son, Jesus Christ our Lord. It is the salvation which a man needs in any crisis of life, where he suffers under trial or is threatened with it. The first is that the hand of the Giver is invisible; and the second is that they come to us with such marvellous regularity. VERSE-BY-VERSE COMMENTARY with Dr. Grant C. Richison exposes the mind of God to the mind of man by expounding individual books of God’s Word verse-by-verse.. Each study expounds a passage, forms a principle out of that passage, and shows how to apply that principle to your life. If it be a life of sickness, a life of widowhood, a life of captivity, yet all this deserves no mention in opposition to the privilege of existence. We shall find increasingly, "how good it is." Hence a very useful doctrine is elicited â that God succors his own people, lest they should wholly perish. The work of self-examination has this advantage, that it is a real, personal act; and in religion, as has been well-observed, what a man does for himself is of much more avail than what others do or can do for him. Hope is faith with desire pointing out the objects. Lamentations 2: Reason for God's Wrath III. III. 22.We are not consumed — “We,” here, takes the place of I without any marked transition, suggesting, as above intimated, that the prophet in what goes before identifies himself with the people. LAMENTATIONS 3 THE STEADFAST LOVE OF THE LORD NEVER CEASES F1 This chapter begins with the words, "I am the man"; and this writer confidently identifies the prophet Jeremiah as "the man," not merely the man in this chapter, but also the author of the whole book. I. I. The first thing is to be a Christian; the next thing is to avow it. Having considered his ways, he knows what he has to confess when he comes into his Maker's presence. " "It is interesting that the author, himself a sufferer, here becomes an advisor as well. It is good for a man to bear in his youth the yoke of Christian service. 25 The But thou hast utterly rejected us; thou art very wroth against us. Speaking for himself, the prophet personifies his people, II. Blessings, being as it were suspended or withheld during the night, are again renewed in the morning. Full suddenly he draws out another stop in the organ, a stream of hope and comfort pours upon the ear (Lamentations 3:22-33).—It is as though he had caught the cadence of some angel minstrelsy. He will not cast off. (b) We shall find how good it is in the enhancement of every blessing for which we have to wait. It differs from desire in this, that desire pursues many things that can never be objects of hope to us. In Lam. References: Lamentations 3:41.—J. 1812. பர ச த த வ த கமம ப லம பல அத க ரம 3 – Read Holy Bible Book Of Lamentations Chapter 3 In Tamil With English Reference English:- Let Him Offer His Cheek To One Who Would Strike Him, And Let Him Be Filled With Disgrace. If the rendering be made literal, âin the mornings,â the meaning is the same; they follow the previous nights of trouble. 2:1-12, all the woes are bemoaned as being God's work, and His alone; and Lam. on StudyLight… 3:22 [It is of] the LORD’S i mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not. There is also an inherent assurance here that the cry for mercy will be heard. Till Jehovah look down, and behold 22.The mercies of Jehovah, verily they have no end, The salvation of the Lord is when all conceivable means have been employed and have failed. What a man is in private, that he is; and it is in the personal interviews with our Maker that the critical transactions of our religious history are performed. C. Price, Ibid., vol. Lamentations 3:49 - My eyes pour down unceasingly, Without stopping, on StudyLight.org Coffman Commentaries on the Bible "Mine eye poureth down, and ceaseth not, without any intermission. We owe it, further, to the character of God. C. P. Eden, Oxford Lent Sermons, 1859, p. 241. When we consider how closely the reason is allied with the brain and with the whole nervous system, it is a surprising circumstance that insanity is not a more widespread evil than it is. Click the Bible for the all new StudyLight.org!! If so, complaint is at once removed by the second consideration which our text suggests. III. Lamentations 3:22-23 English Standard Version (ESV) 22 The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases;  his mercies never come to an end; 23 they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness. While man has life, he may win Christ. They are granted in an indirect manner, and in the discipline of graces more important than the gifts themselves. Lamentations 3:28 - Let him sit alone and be silent Since He has laid it on him. Lamentations 3:17 Hebrew good Lamentations 3:22 Syriac, Targum; Hebrew Because of the steadfast love of the Lord, we are not cut off Lamentations 3:64 Or Repay them Lamentations 3:65 Or Give them Lamentations 3:65 Or There is One who uses this very figure concerning His own Divine office. Article by Brent Parker. ‘The wormwood and the gall … the Lord’s mercies.’. The following sermon is going to examine Ephesians 1:11-14 and in doing so show how knowing the works of the Holy Spirit is the key to knowing beyond a doubt that we are saved and are eternally safe in the hands of our Father! II. II. x., No. We live not upon old mercies, but upon new ones fresh from the Divine hand, fresh from the Divine heart. References: Lamentations 3:27.—Preacher's Monthly, vol. A living man! (22) It is of the Lordâs mercies.âIt is, perhaps, part of the elaborate art of this poem that Lamentations 3:22-42, which form its centre, and that of the whole book, represent the highest point of trust to which the mourner attains, being both preceded and followed by words of lamentation. It is a mercy which no money can buy, which no rank can command. Lamentations 3:23 - They are new every morning; Great is Your faithfulness. Click the Bible to visit the new StudyLight.org being developed!! It is to this that our blessed Saviour invites us when He says, "Take My yoke upon you, and learn of Me." (Lamentations 5:19-22) Overview  Lamentations, from Thru The Bible Radio with Dr. J. Vernon McGee ©, with free downloads Notes & Outlines (PDF), Complete 5-Year Study (MP3) The Book of Lamentations is composed of five chapters, and each chapter is an elegy, almost a funeral dirge. C. J. Vaughan, Pulpit Analyst, vol. They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness. He Himself provides, and He Himself rules. Full suddenly he draws out another stop in the organ, a stream of hope and comfort pours upon the ear, III. It was true of the prophet, that he died not in prison, or in the dungeon; and of the people of the Jews, who though many of them perished by the sword, famine, and pestilence, yet God did not make a full end of them, according to his gracious promise, Jeremiah 30:11; but left them a seed, a remnant, from whence the Messiah, the mercy promised, should come, and to which it was owing they were not utterly cut off for their sins: nor are any of the Lord's special people ever consumed; their estates may be consumed, and so may their bodies by wasting diseases, and at last by death; but not their souls, not only as to their being, but as to their well being, here and hereafter; though their peace, joy, and comfort, may be gone for a while, through temptation, desertion, and the prevalence of corruption; and they may be in declining circumstances, as to the exercise of grace, yet the principle itself can never be lost; faith, hope, and love, will abide; nor can they eternally perish, or be punished with an everlasting destruction: all which is to be ascribed not to their own strength to preserve themselves, nor to any want of desert in them to be destroyed, or of power in God to consume them; but to his "mercies" and "goodnesses", the multitude of them; for there is an abundance of mercy, grace, and goodness in God, and various are the instances of it; as in the choice of his people to grace and glory; in the covenant of grace, and the blessings of it they are interested in; in redemption by Christ; in regeneration by his Spirit; in the forgiveness of their sins; and in their complete salvation; which are all so many reasons why they are not, and shall not be, consumed. 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