Righteousness exalts a nation, but sin is a reproach to any people (Proverbs 14:34).
The reproach (i.e., disgrace and shame) being manifested in America today is indicative of the fact that we have, for the most part, become a nation without God. This means the continued existence of this country is at stake. It may be that God usually judges individuals at the end of time, but He judges nations in time. In Romans 1, Paul gives the four step decline in the history of the nation that forgets God:
- A nation rejects God,
- it turns to false religion,
- it becomes bogged down in immorality and violence,
- and then God judges it.
Consequently, a nation without God is a nation in serious trouble. As a people (I’m speaking now of God’s people), let us be actively engaged in doing justice and righteousness. Let us be praying that there is still enough salt left to preserve the blessings of God upon this nation.