Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Lamentations, Day 2 Readings

Punished as Promised  

Today's reading continues the lament over the defeat of God's people in Jerusalem.  The tears continue to fall, especially for the destruction and the deaths of many -- one of the most poignant images is of the children asking questions about the lack of food.  Still, this complete defeat was simply God delivering on a promise, made long ago, to punish the people for having abandoned God's teaching and following the bad leadership of false priests and false prophets.

Read Lamentations 2:1-22  (NIV)   (NRSV)   (CEB)
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Reading the Bible in Its Entirety

If you are planning to read the Bible in its entirety, you should read Lamentations 2 today.