Jerusalem recounts her sins as a nation, depending on her own strength or on her lovers (political alliances) rather than upon God.
Personified Jerusalem, whom God depicts as a grieving widow, blames others for her troubles while overlooking her own sins as the real cause of her sorrow.
The Lamentations show poignant before-and-after vignettes of formerly happy times contrasted with the horror of the present as God punishes Judah.
The tares and wheat must coexist until the harvest when the fruit will become clearly seen, at which time a separation and judgment will take place.
Those who follow Christ are the true Israel, the Elect, and the Chosen, called by God to precede unfaithful physical Israel in the salvation process.
Though she transgressed every commandment in multiple ways, the sin through which Israel's unfaithfulness is most frequently demonstrated is gross idolatry.
God's Word frequently paints unfaithful Israel as a harlot because she has consistently played the harlot in her relationship with God.
The Passover is to be kept on the twilight of the 14th, while the Feast of Unleavened Bread begins on the 15th. The Word of God supersedes tradition and heritage.