Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Lamentation for sin

November 18

Daily Bible Reading: Ezekiel 17 – 19

Verse of the Day: Ezekiel 19:1 – “Moreover, take thou up a lamentation for the princes of Israel,”

The Hebrew word qı̂ynâh used 18 times in the Bible by Jeremiah, Ezekiel, and Amos, refers to a type of poetic song with a characteristic meter. It is translated as a lament, lamentation, dirge, or elegy. It is a song sung to express a persons grief over someone’s death. It was a song sung as part of the funeral rites. The prophets used the word to suggest the death of Israel or other nations because of the condemnation they had accrued by the sin they were guilty of. The point being that it was inescapable.

We have accrued an inescapable penalty for sin in our lives. However, God has provided a means of escape, the free gift of eternal life through Jesus Christ, His Son.

Prayer: Gracious God, thank You for the gift that removes the penalty of sin from my life. May I never take lightly this provision. Amen.

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