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.
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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.