Read Reflect If you find the flow of this psalm hard to follow, you’re in good company. The reason for the apparent jerkiness is that in the original Hebrew each verse begins with a successive letter of the Hebrew alphabet. It’s what is known as an “acrostic” psalm. And it’s only half a psalm, covering […]Read More
This, the shortest poem in the book, has much in common with the lament psalms. It repeats many of the earlier themes. The dire situation is described: invasion, occupation, starvation, rape, servitude, the collapse of social order, the destruction of the worship centre.
Little wonder that joy has been replaced by mourning (v 15).Read More prayer, restoration, lament, complaint, way back to God