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Monday, August 3, 2015
Bonus Reading, Jeremiah
Today's reading is another presentation of God's punishments for the wayward people of Judah. Here, after Jeremiah offers a prayer that God send rain, he then shares God's promise that the drought is well-deserved consequence of the chosen people's faithlessness. In fact, all supposed prophets who suggest that God will grant the people peace (in the form of not only protection from enemies, but economic peace when rains water the crops and herds) are false prophets.