I was reading in Jeremiah this morning and these passages jumped out at me. Of course they are out of context here, but principles are still principles. What God does with one nation, especially his favorite nation, is more than likely the same thing he will do with any other nation. The fact that we are a “Christian” nation changes nothing if we don’t love the Lord our God with all our heart, mind, soul, and strength…and your neighbor as yourself—in Jesus’ Name.
O LORD, do not your eyes look for truth? You have struck them down, but they felt no anguish; you have consumed them, but they refused to take correction. They have made their faces harder than rock; they have refused to repent. (Jer 5:3)
“How can I pardon you? Your children have forsaken me and have sworn by those who are no gods. When I fed them to the full, they committed adultery and trooped to the houses of whores. They were well-fed, lusty stallions, each neighing for his neighbor’s wife. Shall I not punish them for these things? declares the LORD; and shall I not avenge myself on a nation such as this? (Jer 5:7-9)
And when your people say, ‘Why has the LORD our God done all these things to us?’ you shall say to them, ‘As you have forsaken me and served foreign gods in your land, so you shall serve foreigners in a land that is not yours.'” (Jer 5:19)
They do not say in their hearts, ‘Let us fear the LORD our God, who gives the rain in its season, the autumn rain and the spring rain, and keeps for us the weeks appointed for the harvest.’ Your iniquities have turned these away, and your sins have kept good from you. (Jer 5:24-25)