Week 34

A QUICK LOOK BACK
We’ve wept with Jeremiah among the ruins of Jerusalem. Unfortunately, the tears have not stop falling. Get yourself another box of tissues this week. You may need them!

THE WEEK AHEAD
We start the week with genealogies. Yeah, I know. Lists of names are not that interesting to read. Think of it as a sad and emotional look back at the days and generations past. That is one thing we do at funerals is remember. We will continue to weep with Jeremiah as he struggles to make sense of what has happened in the Book of Lamentations. A lament was a song in which we grieve. A modern equivalent might be the blues. Ever notice how everything is going wrong for the person singing the blues? That’s the point. By singing about our pain, we can begin to deal with it.
Keep reading, and I’ll see you in the Bible!

WEEK 34 Reading Schedule:
Aug 20 Jeremiah 49-50 Judgement on Ammonites, Babylonians
Aug 21 Jeremiah 51-52 A Look Back at the all of Jerusalem
Aug 22 1 Chronicles 1-2; Psalms 79 From Adam to Abraham, Sons of Judah
Aug 23 1 Chronicles 3-6; Psalm 102, 74 Descendants of David and Solomon, Twelve Tribes
Aug 24 1 Chronicles 7-9; Psalm 104 Inhabitants of Jerusalem after the Fall
Aug 25 Lamentations 1:1-3:36 Weeping for Jerusalem
Aug 26 Lamentations 3:37-5:22 Weeping for Jerusalem