Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Prepare the Way of the LORD HD

Last Saturday, August 13th, was the 9th of Av on the biblical calendar. It is a national day of mourning for all Israel wherever they are scattered throughout the world. On this day, the Temple of God was destroyed…twice! First by the Babylonians and then by the Romans. It is a day of lamentations and mourning for all that the Jewish people have lost. Jeremiah mourns over the destruction of the temple and city of Jerusalem in Lamentations.

Lamentations 1:1-3 NKJV 1 How lonely sits the city That was full of people! How like a widow is she, Who was great among the nations! The princess among the provinces Has become a slave! 2 She weeps bitterly in the night, Her tears are on her cheeks; Among all her lovers She has none to comfort her. All her friends have dealt treacherously with her; They have become her enemies. 3 Judah has gone into captivity, Under affliction and hard servitude; She dwells among the nations, She finds no rest; All her persecutors overtake her in dire straits.

But now, these days are past, and God is the one who comforts His people.

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