Lamentations

The Best Burden for Young Shoulders

Jan 01

The Best Burden for Young Shoulders   “It is good for a man that he bear the yoke in his youth.” — Lamentations iii. 27.   YOKE-BEARING is not pleasant, but it is good. It is not every pleasant thing that is good, nor every good thing that is pleasant. Sometimes the goodness may be just in proportion to …

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How Good to Those Who Seek!

Oct 23

How Good to Those Who Seek!   “The LORD is good to the soul that seeketh him.” — Lamentations iii. 25.   I DO not know whether it has ever struck you what a grand man Jeremiah was. If you were to read the book of his prophecy through from beginning to end, and make yourself familiar with the …

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Solitude, Silence, Submission

Jun 13

Solitude, Silence, Submission   “He sitteth alone and keepeth silence, because he hath borne it upon him. He putteth his mouth in the dust; if so be there may be hope.” — Lamentations iii. 28, 29.   THUS the prophet describes the conduct of a person in deep anguish of heart. When he does not know what to do, …

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A Wonder Explained by Greater Wonders

Dec 07

A Wonder Explained by Greater Wonders   “Thou drewest near in the day that I called upon thee: thou saidst, Fear not.” —Lamentations iii. 57.   How different are our experiences from our fears! This man of God had said, “When I cry and shout he shutteth out my prayer.” He had said again, “Thou hast covered thyself with …

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Is It Nothing to You?

Sep 11

Is It Nothing to You?   “Is it nothing to you, all ye that pass by? behold, and see if there be any sorrow like unto my sorrow, which is done unto me, wherewith the Lord hath afflicted me in the day of his fierce anger.” — Lamentations i. 12.   SYMPATHY with suffering ones is never content to …

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Memory-The Handmaid of Hope

Oct 15

Memory-The Handmaid of Hope   “This I recall to my mind, therefore have I hope.”— Lamentations 3:21.   MEMORY is very often the servant of despondency. Despairing minds call to remembrance every dark foreboding in the past, and every gloomy feature in the present. Memory stands like a handmaiden, clothed in sackcloth, presenting to her master a cup of …

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God Pleading for Saints, and Saints Pleading for God

Jul 10

God Pleading for Saints, and Saints Pleading for God   “O Lord, thou hast pleaded the causes of my soul; thou hast redeemed my life.”—Lamentations 3:58.     THE prophet speaks experimentally as of a matter which he had proved for himself in his own case. There is no true understanding of the truths of God except by a …

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A Message from God for Thee

Nov 16

A Message from God for Thee   “The punishment of thine iniquity is accomplished, O daughter of Zion; he will no more carry thee away into captivity: he will visit thine iniquity, O daughter of Edom; he will discover thy sins.” — Lamentations 4:22        EVERY Sabbath we are insisting upon it that both the Law and …

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Watch-Night Service

Dec 31

Watch-Night Service        If it be enquired why I held a Watch-night, let the answer be—because I hoped that the Lord would own the service, and thus souls might be saved. I have preached at all hours the gospel of Jesus, and I see no reason why I may not preach at midnight, if I …

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