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.
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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.