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Friday, August 7, 2015
Bonus Reading, Jeremiah
Another Denunciation of Idolatry
Today's reading is another of God's harsh warnings against the persistent worship of false gods. In some ways, it seems that God is exasperated by the chosen people's refusal to heed God's warnings about worshiping, or condoning other people worshiping false gods. So God has decided to completely wipe out the practice among the Jews. Some have been exiled to Babylon, but others imagine they can escape to Egypt. Even there, God warned, they will be punished because they plan on continuing to worship multiple gods.