5 MINUTE DAILY BIBLE STUDY: THE WISDOM OF GOD
But to the wicked God says: “What right have you to recite my statutes or take my covenant on your lips?
When any society substitutes licentiousness and greed for virtue and goodness, it will begin to totter and collapse. The harm will be imperceptible at first, but its decline will gain force and in time, most everything will be swept away.
Food For Thought
What can I say for you, to what compare you, O daughter of Jerusalem? What can I liken to you, that I may comfort you, O virgin daughter of Zion? For your ruin is vast as the sea; who can heal you? Your prophets have seen for you false and deceptive visions; they have not exposed your iniquity to restore your fortunes, but have seen for you oracles that are false and misleading.
The "prophets" of our own day often avoid unpleasant truths about what might be happening below the surface. So too, the prophets of Israel, over three thousand years ago, "have seen for you false and deceptive visions" that disarmed the population of Jerusalem as armies marched in the night to destroy the city of David and decimate the population. What are our own popular prophets telling us about our own future today?