Isaiah describes our nation, the United States of America, to the tee!!! Isaiah 1:4-7, “Ah sinful nation, a people laden with iniquity, a seed of evildoers, children that are corrupters: they have forsaken the Lord, they have provoked the Holy One of Israel unto anger, they are gone away backward. Why should ye be stricken any more? ye will revolt more and more: the whole head is sick, and the whole heart faint. From the sole of the foot even unto the head there is no soundness in it; but wounds, and bruises, and putrifying sores: they have not been closed, neither bound up, neither mollified with ointment. Your country is desolate, your cities are burned with fire: your land, strangers devour it in your presence, and it is desolate, as overthrown by strangers. KJV
It was former Secretary of the Department of Health Education and Welfare, John Gardner who wrote the book “Life and death of civilizations.” In this book he wrote that no nation can achieve greatness unless it believes in something, and unless that something has the moral dimensions to sustain it. It is the moral fiber that makes nations great, and holds great nations together…and the moment that nation begins to lose its moral fiber, that nation is on its way to losing its greatness.
Proverbs 14:34, “Righteousness exalts (lifts…it raises…it sets up on high) a nation: but sin is a reproach (disgrace, puts to shame, brings death) to its people.”
What more needs to happen in our country, before we come to the conclusion that we’re going in the wrong direction? When do we finally realize, that kicking God and His commandments out of our homes, schools, universities, government, and yes, even churches, hasn’t worked? When will the leaders of this nation, along with the leaders of our churches, fall to their knees in repentance, and together, cry out for God’s mercy?
Is there any hope for this nation? YES, there is still hope, and here is why… 2 Chronicles 7:14, “If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will HEAL THEIR LAND.” KJV