multitude of her transgressions

Lamentations 1


Her adversaries are the chief, her enemies prosper; for the LORD hath afflicted her for the multitude of her transgressions: her children are gone into captivity before the enemy.

Lamentations talks about the miserable punishment on the Lord's people because of their sin. We should seriously consider whether we have any sin, and thoroughly repent from it.


  1. Its interesting that the Lord gave you this verse this morning, because I was reading Psalms and this verse stuck out to me:

    "O LORD God of hosts, how long wilt thou be angry against the prayer of thy people?

    Thou feedest them with the bread of tears; and givest them tears to drink in great measure.

    Thou makest us a strife unto our neighbours: and our enemies laugh among themselves" (Psalm 80:4-6).

    Not that I was encouraged by it, but I was trying to think, how is this relevant to me?, because I don't really have any enemies per se, but I have been very depressed. (I might make myself an enemy to some, but no one really has it out for me, that I know of.)

    But there is something here, after all, something latent. We Christians do have an enemy. I know that there are certain places where it talks about being delivered over to Satan for the destruction of the flesh. I wonder if the Lord doesn't literally deliver us into the enemy's hand sometimes, (who says it's all "contest", and none of it falls under the category of "chastening"?) to help us see the folly of our ways?

    Which should lead me back to the question, What should I be learning from this?

  2. Thank you for the excellent comment.


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