Jeremiah 7:3-8 The Lord speaks to Jeremiah, the weeping Prophet:
Thus saith the Lord of Hosts, the God of Israel. Amend your ways and your doings and I will cause you to dwell in this place. Trust ye not in lying words saying, “The temple of the Lord! The Temple of the Lord! The Temple of the Lord are these!” For if you thoroughly amend your ways and your doings; if you thoroughly execute judgement between a man and his neighbor; if ye oppress not the stranger and the fatherless and the widow and shed not innocent Blood in this place, neither walk after other gods to your hurt; then I will cause you to dwell in this place; in the Land that I gave to your fathers forever and ever.
BEHOLD: YE TRUST IN LYING WORDS THAT CAN NOT PROFIT! (Unquote Jeremiah) I don’t know about you but I opened my Bible to these words and it reminded me of America today.
Note from Pearl :
This is the reason our country is in trouble. We need to remember Benjamin Franklin’s words. A Republic is wholly inadequate for any other than a moral people.
The Importance of a Moral Society
Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other."