Friday, April 10, 2015


“Thus says the Lord of hosts, the God of Israel: You have seen all the disaster that I brought upon Jerusalem and upon all the cities of Judah. Behold, this day they are a desolation, and no one dwells in them, because of the evil that they committed, provoking me to anger, in that they went to make offerings and serve other gods that they knew not, neither they, nor you, nor your fathers. Yet I persistently sent to you all my servants the prophets, saying, ‘Oh, do not do this abomination that I hate!’
Jeremiah 44:2-4

A city in ruins fell
a nation destroyed
a people taken captive
God's Word was active
yet was not obeyed
survivors would tell

God warned by servants
prophetic word proclaimed
many appeals to repent
yet they never did relent
in sin and idolatry strayed
with a passion most fervant

And the burning fire
and the scourging disease
with a destroyer's sword
confirmed truth of God's Word
no grief could be put to ease
on Jerusalem's funeral pyre

A generation enchained
by captor's fury bound
now crying in tears
as God reminds them in fear
that comfort can only br found
repenting in worship to God again

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