This evening, John MacKinnon continues his study in the book of Lamentations and what we can learn from it about God. Judah and its capital were in ruins, having been defeated by the armies of Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon. Jerusalem had fallen as the result of a long siege, with its attendant horrors. The writer correctly attributes this terrible situation to God’s wrath. But it is not irrational wrath. It is God’s faithful, loving, promised, judgement on their sinful rebellion against him. The terrible severity of the judgement helps us to understand the seriousness of sin and how terrible was the judgement for the sins of all humanity, which Jesus bore when he died for us on the cross.