"Look what happens to mighty warriors
who do not trust in God.
They trust their wealth instead
and grow more and more bold in their wickedness."
What a perfect description of America. America is a mighty warrior, we have a strong and powerful military. But as a nation we no longer trust God, we trust our wealth, just as Psalm 52 says. And just as this Psalm says, we are growing more and more bold in our wickedness.
It is a wickedness that is destroying America. The folk song from the 60's "Eve of Destruction" has the perfect title describing where America now stands. The song claimed we were on the eve of destruction because of all the "evil" in the world and the potential for nuclear holocaust. But it did not dig deep enough. It did not get to the root of the "evil" the composer saw.
America's problem... what is destroying America, is that we have become more and more bold in our wickedness. God gave us ten simple rules. Look at how we have become bold in ignoring them.
Thou shalt not murder... 1,000,000 babies are murdered every year by abortion. And we accept this!! Publications (for example MS magazine) celebrate it as "good" and "right". Yes, we are on the eve of destruction.
Thou shalt not commit adultery... the number of unmarried households in America now exceeds the number of married households. Those who are married are becoming a minority. It is totally acceptable to live together outside of marriage. We don't even think twice about it any more. It is totally acceptable to divorce and remarry, as many times as you want! Yes, we are on the eve of destruction.
Thou shalt not covet... this one is not even on our radar. We see nothing wrong at all with coveting. Americans live a life of coveting. Wanting more, and getting more is what it is all about. What is more important in your life? Your favorite team winning a championship, or God? Yes, we are on the eve of destruction.
Thou shalt not commit adultery... Jesus said that if you look at a woman (or man) with lust, you have committed adultery in your heart. (Matthew 5:27) God looks at your heart! You can not watch television without committing adultery. And pornography is one of the largest industries in America. It is pure and plain adultery. Yes, we are on the eve of destruction.
Thou shalt not steal... we are thieves and we are not willing to admit it. If you run a red light, you are a thief. You have stolen time from the person who has the green light. If you leave work early, or arrive late, you are a thief. You have stolen from the company you work for. We think of a thief as being someone who robs a 7-11 or a bank, but the truth is that anyone who takes something that does not belong to them is a thief. Do you copy music from friends or the internet? You are a thief! Do you cheat a little on your income tax? You are a thief! Yes, we are on the eve of destruction.