The Big Idea Of Lamentations Is The Story Of Sorrow Over The Destruction Of Jerusalem



Jeremiah writes 5 poems to describe his sorrow and weeping over the destruction of Jerusalem and the Temple by the Babylonians.

The world Lamentations means “to cry aloud”.  As much as the exit from Egypt was a time of rejoicing for God’s People, the destruction of Jerusalem and being taken into captivity in Babylon is a time for weeping and wailing.

The poems were written in such a way that God’s People would know that they were to be sung like a funeral dirge.

Key New Testament Kids Application:

Sin and disobedience have consequences and your kids should be sad about the sin they commit or see others commit.  Let them see that it grieves you and it grieves God because He has something so much better in mind.

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