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A Christian leader’s only hope is in the character and promises of God. Read Lamentations 3:22-26.
With the horrors of the complete destruction of Jerusalem still in his mind, Jeremiah wrote the book of Lamentations. Almost right in the middle of Lamentation’s five chapters Jeremiah wrote words of hope not despair. In his words he reminded the remnant of Jews left in the land as well as today’s leaders that our only real hope is in the character and promises of God.
Christian leaders must have a belief in the love of a sovereign God. This strong belief allows them to demonstrate hope even during the most difficult times. Read the entire book of Lamentations focusing on 3:19-26.
Jeremiah’s home, the city of Jerusalem, had been destroyed by the Babylonians. The temple, the king’s palace, the city gates, the city walls and virtually every home had been destroyed and burned. This setting of total destruction is when the prophet Jeremiah wrote the book of Lamentations. The book is named after his lament over the tragedy.
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