Today we read the fourth chapter of the letter to the Hebrews and the last three chapters of Lamentations.
October 15: Hebrews 4, Lamentations 3, Lamentations 4, Lamentations 5 (click on the chapter to begin reading).
Hebrews 4 deals with the Sabbath-rest for the People of God. The Jews in the wilderness could not enter because of disobedience, but we, thanks to Jesus, who believe can enter. Remember, “Today” is the key word. Read it carefully!
Lamentations 3 displays the Prophet Jeremiah’s anguish and hope.Great is thy faithfulness!
Lamentations 4. Trouble continues, the dirge continues with the degradation of Zion. And yet, there is a glimmer of hope.
Lamentations 5 is a prayer for restoration.
Today we read the third chapter of the letter to the Hebrews and the first two chapters of Lamentations.
October 14: Hebrews 3, Lamentations 1, Lamentations 2 (click on the chapter to begin reading).
Hebrews 3 hammers down the truth about today. “Exhort one another daily, while it is called “Today,” lest any of you be hardened through the deceitfulness of sin.” With God, every day is “today” and so should we also live. More about that tomorrow. Other than that it also mentions that Jesus is far superior to Moses.
Lamentations 1. It is written as dirge poetry at the time when Jerusalem is afflicted and captured. It is a true acrostic, which means the twenty-two letters of the Hebrew alphabet are used in succession to begin the lines and sections of those songs.
Lamentations 2 It too is dirge poetry written in an acrostic form emphasizing God’s anger over Jerusalem.
Lamentations 5, a Prayer for Restoration.
Lamentations 4, the Degradation of Zion.
Lamentations 3, the Prophet’s Anguish and Hope.
Lamentations 2, God’s anger over Jerusalem.
Lamentations 1, Jerusalem Afflicted.