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Holy Saturday: Lamentations 3:37-58 & Hebrews 4

Alastair Roberts

Holy Saturday: Lamentations 3:37-58 & Hebrews 4

April 11, 2020
Alastair Roberts
Alastair Roberts

Prayer in the pit. Entering into rest.

Some passages referenced:

Psalm 88:6-7 (delivered from the pit); Jeremiah 38 (Jeremiah placed in the cistern); Jonah 2:5-6 (Jonah’s prayer from the belly of the great fish); Hebrews 5:7 (Jesus’ prayers and deliverance from death); Psalm 22:1 (‘My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?’).

Psalm 95:7-11 (the passage the author of Hebrews expounds in chapters 3-4); 1 Corinthians 10 (the wilderness generation as examples for us); Genesis 2:1-3 (God’s establishment of the Sabbath); Hebrews 11:13-16, 39-40 (a greater homeland awaited); Leviticus 25:23 (strangers and sojourners before the Lord in the land); Revelation 14:13 (‘Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord from now on’).

Reflections upon the readings from the ACNA Book of Common Prayer (http://bcp2019.anglicanchurch.net/).

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