The Lamenting of Josiah
And Jeremiah lamented for Josiah: and all the singing men and the singing women spake of Josiah in their lamentations to this day, and made them an ordinance in Israel: and, behold, they are written in the lamentations. ~2 Chronicles 35:25
Jeremiah is known as the weeping prophet. His ministry was one spent in calling Jerusalem and Judah back to God. His ministry spanned over 30 years and included three kings of Judah. He was God’s prophet to King Josiah for 18 years. Even though King Josiah is noted as a good king, the people still unashamedly worshipped idols while still practicing the worship of God. They were a people with divided hearts. The king had died, and the nation was in a state of mourning. This morning, our attention is given to Jeremiah’s lamentation of Josiah.