Contributed by Brian Atwood on Jan 18, 2006
Because God is compassionate toward us we are not consumed by His wrath, but we should be consumed by His compassion.
"It is because of the Lord’s mercy and loving-kindness that we are not consumed, because His [tender] compassions fail not." (Lamentations 3:22, Amplified Bible)
When Jeremiah wrote these words his nation, the nation of Judah, was far away from God.
They were so far from God that they