Thursday, April 23, 2015

Lamentations, Day 4 Readings

Complete Destruction  

Today's reading offers a painful description of the utter destruction of Jerusalem by the Babylonians.  Even the streets have been torn up, and there is widespread hunger for the people (especially women and children) who remain in the city.  It is a testament to God's righteous anger, completely destroying the city.  Further, the leadership were killed or taken into exile, which is a fitting punishment because these were the key people who led the entire nation astray.

Read Lamentations 4:1-22  (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 4 today.