The Silent City
By Michael Beatty
Jeremiah looked down over the once thriving city
Now desolate and without pity
Jerusalem was destroyed for its multitude of sins
Moreover, it could happen to our cities, if the devil wins.
Jeremiah is saddened by this sight
Although he knew, what was done was right.
They had been warned but did not heed,
For the law of the Lord, they felt there was no need.
Jeremiah had seen the wrath of God's judgment
That is the reason for his lament.
Yet in the midst of total despair
He realized that God really did care.
He changed his thoughts from those of “me”;
To thoughts of “Thee”;
The desolation was a testimony of God’s faithfulness.
He did exactly what He said He would do in all of His holiness.
Faithful to the just and the unjust
The Lord does not get pleasure from chastisement but,
discipline His children He must.
This book never needed to be written had His people listened to His Word
They could not say that it was not heard.
They were warned, as we are, repeatedly
Until God finally showed His faithfulness unmercifully
(© 2011 Michael Beatty – All rights reserved. Written material may not be duplicated without permission.)
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