Today's Bible reading: Lamentations 1
After a long siege of 27 months, the Babylonians broke into the city – destroying its great palace and temple … pulling down the walls … and taking most of the population of the city as slaves. Kings Zedekiah - blinded after watching his two sons being killed - was dragged off to Babylon in chains.
What did all this mean? It seemed to mean the end – the end of David's royal house and the end of God's promise that there would always be a son of David on the front of Jerusalem. It seemed to mean the end of God's promise that His people would always possess this land … the end of any hope that this special people would be a blessing to the whole world.
But it was not the end. It was a new beginning in God’s plan. We recall that Abraham had been called out of Mesopotamia. God was now taking His people back to their origins. He was creating a remnant to make a new start … a new exodus out of captivity into the promised land.
Prayer: Teach us to live wisely, O Lord, according to Your will and in the joy of our salvation in Jesus Christ. Amen.
GOD BLESS YOUR DAY!