Of all Bible books, Lamentations is most totally concerned with sin and its consequences. It shows Jerusalem in her humiliation and nakedness, with all her shame uncovered before the eyes of this unforgiving world, as one day everyone’s sins will be. The Lord is against her, and she looks in vain for help anywhere else.
Yet this book also provides comfort for those who seek the Lord in the depths of their affliction. The darkest periods in the history of God’s people have been and always will be followed by the fulfillment of His great and precious promises.
Let Us Search Our Ways relates the book of Lamentations first and foremost to Christ and His people today, clarifying difficult points, and discussing differences between the standard Bible versions in English and other Western languages.