In this daily Bible reading God, through Jeremiah, details the reasons for which He will destroy Jerusalem. He says, “For my people are foolish, they know Me not. They are stupid children, and they have no understanding. They are shrewd to do evil, but to do good they do not know.”
Israel knew God and witnessed His miraculous deeds. Yet they turned away from God to do evil. They stopped worshiping God and worshipped demons in the form of idols. Furthermore, they lived sinful lives and were encouraged to do so by false prophets who claimed to speak for God. They also went through religious rituals but did not truly worship God. Their worship was mechanical and in vain. God was patient with Israel for many years and gave them many chances to turn back to Him. But they refused. So, God used other nations to destroy Israel and Judah. However, He preserved a remnant to return to Him.
I think that America should take notice of God’s dealings with Israel. America was blessed by God from the beginning. America worshipped God and was miraculously preserved during the revolutionary war against England. Furthermore, America has prospered greatly with God’s blessings.
However, America has turned away from God to pursue evil. Wrong has become right and right has become wrong. Prayer has been removed from the schools. Abortion is embraced and justice has disappeared. I believe that God will soon judge America, just as God judged Israel and Judah.