Lamentation shows the Heart of God. Jeremiah is ascribed to be the author. It was written shortly after Jerusalem was destroyed.

It is the only book that consists solely of laments.

Other books like the book of Psalms have part of it. 

The entire book is poetic. Each of the five laments contains 22 verses except for the third, which contains 66 verses, reflecting the number of letters in the Hebrew alphabet. This indicates how compassionate these laments were composed.

Jeremiah wept over Jerusalem. He clearly understood, that the Babylonians merely were the human agents of divine retribution, and that God himself has destroyed his city and the temple.

Lamentation chapter 1 verse 12: Look and see if there is any pain like my pain, which was severely dealt out to me, which the Lord inflicted on the day on his fierce anger. 

Jeremiah felt the sorrow of sin on behalf of God himself. 

God share his creation, joy and sorrow, disaster and blessing with us, hoping we understand, and that we are chosen by free will, to be a royal people to reign with him in eternity.   

Chapter 1 verse 8: Jerusalem sinned greatly, therefor has she become an unclean thing. All who honor her despise her, because they have seen her nakedness. 

Verse 11: All her people groan seeking bread, they have given their precious things to restore life to themselves. 

Verse 14: The Lord has given me into the hands, of those against whom I was not able to stand.

Verse 18: The lord is righteous, for I have rebelled against his command.

Jeremiah is taking on himself the hardship of the people and in this way, become the mediator. How God deal with mankind, even today, can be observed by studying the Old Testament, God newer change.

God and his Word cannot be separated. Christ became the Word to fulfill, what the prophets spoke of. 

John chapter 1 – Jesus is the Word.

Psalm 132: The revelation, of the Godhead, depends on the revelation of the word. Not everyone who says: 

In Jesus name – carry the same authority.

Chapter 2 verse 1: The glory of Israel is cast dawn from heaven to earth.

Verse 9 – 10:Her gates have sunken into the ground, and the bars are destroyed. Her king and princess are among the nations. They were taken to Babylon. The law is no more. 

The prophets find no vision from the Lord. The elders of the daughter of Zion sit on the ground silent. They have thrown dust on their heads, and girded themselves with sackcloth.  

Verse 14: Your prophets have seen for you false and foolish visions. They have not exposed your iniquity. 

Repentance comes before restoration.

God is righteous he does not bless sin.

Verse 20: Woman eats their offspring, priest and prophet slain in the sanctuary. Virgin and young men fallen by the sword.

Chapter 5 verse 7: Our fathers have sinned and are no more. It is we who have born their iniquities.

Were there is no repentance, the sin of the fathers is past on to the 3 and 4 generation. That is how sin multiply.

God choose his firstborn, Jesus Christ, to carry the sins of the world. Likewise, is very often, the sins of the fathers past down through the firstborn in our life.

Repentance always comes before healing. God does not change. It is not the name of a person, but the firstborn, who carries blessings and curses in a generation according to Gods standard.

It was always the first fruit of everything, the people in the Old Testament had to bring to the altar for an offering. Leviticus chapter 26: Blessings and curses.

How can God allow all this terrible disaster to happen as described in the book of Lamentation?

Judgment on earth, is better than forever to be in hell.

God chose a people, to make the basis for God himself to pay for the sin of the whole world – through the covenant with Abraham, which were fulfilled by Jesus Christ.

John chapter 1: Immaturity is to blame God, when we ourselves are in fault. Jeremiah newer once blamed God.

When we walk in the light, we have fellowship with God and with one another, and our needs will be meet.  

Romans chapter 4 verse 3: Abraham believed God and it was credited to him as righteousness. 

Abraham received the gift of righteousness by looking forward to Jesus Christ. That’s how the Old Testaments saints were saved. The New Testaments saints are saved, by looking back, on what was done on the cross.

God is the only one capable of being righteous. Abraham was righteous through faith, even so he failed a few times.

That’s the way God prepared for us – to cleanse ourselves for sin, by the blood shed on the covenant and by accepting Jesus Christ. Our faith increases by studying the word.

Jesus said: If you love me, you keep my word.

Personally I believe that the blood of Christ was shed on the covenant, and that it is still alive today for the sin of the world.

We went to Israel in the year 2009, with a pastor who knew the family of Ron Wyatt, who claim to have found the covenant in the garden of Getsmania. A test of the blood on it was done in Jerusalem, and shoved astonishing result, it was still active and alive. The story is found on you-tube. 

The important discovery of the covenant remain in the place were it was found, well protected with stones.   

We can only be righteous by receiving Gods righteousness.

It is not enough to believe God, we need to accept and trust him for renewal of our spirit, it is a choice.

John chapter 3 verse 5: Unless you are born of water and of the spirit, you cannot enter the kingdom of God. 

Chapter 3 verses 25 – 27: The Lord is good to those who wait for him, to the person who seeks him. It is good, that he waits silently for the Lord, for the salvation is of the Lord.

Verses 31 – 32: The Lord will not reject forever, for if he causes grief, he will also have compassion.

Judges chapter 2 verses 11- 12: Then the people did evil in the sight of the Lord and served the baals.

They forsook the Lord their God of their fathers, who had brought them out of the land of Egypt, and followed other gods of the people who were around them, and bowed themselves down to them, thus they provoked the Lord to anger.

God does not share his glory with so called other gods.

He does also not come to live among us, until the earths and the people have been totally cleansed for false gods and mans impurity. God is holy, and we are called to share his holy glory for eternity.   

2 Corinthians 3 verses 15 – 18: To this day whenever Moses is read, a veil lies over their heart, but whenever a person turns to the Lord, the veil is taken away. 

The Lord is the spirit, and where the lord is there is liberty.

 We all with unveiled face beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, and are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory, just as from the Lord the spirit.

Chapter 3 verse 32: If he causes grief he, will have also compassion.

Verse 33: He does not afflict willingly or grieve the son of men. 

Verse 57: You drew near when I called on you. 

Chapter 4 verse: The punishment of your iniquity has been completed O daughter of Zion, he will exile you no longer.

Chapter 5 verse 19: You O Lord rule forever. Your throne is from generation to generation.