Pots of Clay
Lamentations 4:2How the precious sons of Zion, once worth their weight in gold, are now considered as pots of clay, the work of a potter's hands!
To understand Lamentations, I had to know more about the context of this book. Jerusalem, capitol of Judah had fallen to the Babylonians. The Temple was destroyed. Jeremiah had warned the Israelites, or Judeans, that disaster was going to overtake them if they continued to worship and follow the gods of their neighbors. Jeremiah had also warned them to submit to Babylon, instead of seeking
Egypt's help to overthrow the Babylonian rule. (Read Jeremiah, A Faithful Follower) In Chapter 4 of Lamentations, the Israelites are trying to have hope that even with this disaster, brought on by sin, God is working for his people if they will rely on him.