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Prophets and priests shed the blood of the upstanding and also the just in her midst.

Lamentations 4:11-13

The Voice (VOICE)

Is this poetic hyperbole, or could such a horror really have happened? Even today, famine and disease cause devastation in developing nations reminiscent of what this poet describes happening in Jerusalem. Suffering will always exist because sin—rebellion against God—affects every aspect of a culture at every level of society. When Nebuchadnezzar laid siege to Jerusalem in the early sixth century b.c., he did not allow any food or provision to enter the city; he literally waited for God’s people in Jerusalem to starve to death. As the executioner of God’s judgment, Nebuchadnezzar punished everyone equally, regardless of the severity of his or her sins, because all sin is worthy of death. The people in Jerusalem really experienced God’s dark cloud and His frowning countenance.

Kindling a fire, the Eternal attacked Zion
    until nothing was left—not even the foundations.
His anger was poured out
    as that angry fire consuming all.

Little did they know, thinking Jerusalem could not be breached—
    not by kings, not by ordinary people, and not by anyone on the earth—
Absolutely no one imagined
    Jerusalem’s enemies would get in.

Many and terrible were the crimes that her leaders,
    the ones who should be most righteous of all, committed.
Prophets and priests shed the blood of the upstanding
    and also the just in her midst.

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Saul | Sat Sep 21, 2013, 07:09

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 The people in Jerusalem really experienced God’s dark cloud and His frowning countenance.

Now, we get to experience His Mercy and His Grace..........when we accept His Son Jesus! Awesome!!


ministerford | Sun Sep 22, 2013, 10:09

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1sa 15:22 Then Samuel said: "Has the Lord as great delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices, As in obeying the voice of the Lord? Behold, to obey is better than sacrifice, And to heed than the fat of rams.
1sa 15:23 For rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft, And stubbornness is as iniquity and idolatry. Because you have rejected the word of the Lord, He also has rejected you from being king."

Joh 14:22 Judas (not Iscariot) said to Him, "Lord, how is it that You will manifest Yourself to us, and not to the world?"
Joh 14:23 Jesus answered and said to him, "If anyone loves Me, he will keep My word; and My Father will love him, and We will come to him and make Our home with him.
Joh 14:24 "He who does not love Me does not keep My words; and the word which you hear is not Mine but the Father's who sent Me.

Lu 6:46 "But why do you call Me 'Lord, Lord,' and do not do the things which I say?

Mt 15:7 "Hypocrites! Well did Isaiah prophesy about you, saying:
Mt 15:8 'These people draw near to Me with their mouth, And honor Me with their lips, But their heart is far from Me.
Mt 15:9 And in vain they worship Me, Teaching as doctrines the commandments of men.' "


 
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