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 ground. Jeremiah was an eyewitness to these heartbreaking events and wrote the Book of Lamentations as a  ground. Jeremiah was an eyewitness to these heartbreaking events and wrote the Book of Lamentations as a 
 lament for what occurred. lament for what occurred.
-====== ​Outline ​======+ 
 + 
 +====== ​Brief Summary ​====== 
 + 
 +The Book of Lamentations is divided into five chapters. ​ Each chapter represents a separate poem.  In the 
 +original Hebrew, the verses are acrostic, each verse starting with a succeeding letter of the Hebrew alphabet. 
 +In the Book of Lamentations,​ the Prophet Jeremiah understands that the Babylonians were God's tool for 
 +bringing judgment on Jerusalem (Lam. 1:12-15; 2:1-8; 4:​11). ​ Lamentations makes it clear that sin and rebellion 
 +were the causes of God's wrath being poured out (1:8-9, 4:13; 5:​16). ​ Lamenting is appropriate in a time 
 +of distress, but it should quickly give way to contrition and repentance (Lam. 3:40-42; 5:21-22). 
 + 
 + 
 +====== Outline ​=====
  
 Depending on your English version of the scriptures, the book of Lamentations may or may not have titles included for each chapter. The five chapter'​s could be organized as: Depending on your English version of the scriptures, the book of Lamentations may or may not have titles included for each chapter. The five chapter'​s could be organized as:
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        ​C. ​ Rejected vs. 22        ​C. ​ Rejected vs. 22
  
 +====== Practical Application ======
 +
 +God is a God of hope, even in judgment. (Lam. 3:​24-25). ​ No matter how far we may stray from him, we have
 +hope that we can return to Him and find Him compassionate and forgiving (I John 1:9). God is a loving God (Lam. 3:22) 
 +and because of His great love and compassion, He sent His son so that we would not die in our sins (John 3:16).
 +God's faithfulness (Lam.3:23) and deliverance (Lam. 3:26) are attributes that give us hope and comfort. I
 +love that He is not disconnected or disinterested but is a God who will deliver all those who turn to Him, 
 +admit they can do nothing to earn His favor, and call upon the Lord's mercy.
  
  
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