THE GREAT LAMENTONE MINUTE BIBLE
THE GREAT LAMENT
It is one of the great tragedies in the Bible. Great is the loss even today. We are talking about the fate of God's chosen people.
God's plan for His chosen people dates all the way back to Abram [later Abraham]. Though him would come a ""great nation"" (Genesis 12:2a).
God formed this nation. God faithfully blessed His people--the Jews.
Yet there is a deep-set pattern with God's people. They have a long history of rejecting God and His plan--in both the Old and New Testaments. Great are the laments over God's people--by the prophets, by Jesus (Matthew 23:37), and the apostle Paul (Romans 9:2-5).
Of significance is the rejection of Christ as the Promised Messiah. As a result the vast majority of Jews face eternal damnation as unbelievers. Great is God's lament over this fate.
REFLECTION: God's heart and arms remain open to receive His people.