Hos 4:6 My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge: because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee, that thou shalt be no priest to me: seeing thou hast forgotten the law of thy God, I will also forget thy children.
Hos 4:7 As they were increased, so they sinned against me: therefore will I change their glory into shame.
Pro 29:18 Where there is no vision, the people cast off restraint; But he that keepeth the law, happy is he.
I think of the misdeeds of our politicians that respond to an inquiry: "I forgot, I don't remember". Where there is lawlessness, there is a lack of knowledge, a lack of judgment and truth. By choosing to not remember God, then all truth is lost. God remembers and we will must give an account to him. Another tragedy is that the powerful escape the law and the poor and defenseless often are required to suffer more from the wrath of the law. It is the poor and defenseless that God loves. When it is in our power to do good, we must obey God. We must be made new through Jesus.
Israel as a covenant nation was called the people of God. When they forgot their God and went their own way, then God gave them over to their lusts. America was founded under the guidance of God and on our money is the motto "In God We Trust". Is this only a slogan to be ignored? The problems in our nation are caused by the rejection of God. Without God, then there is no truth.
Isa 5:20 Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!
Isa 5:21 Woe unto them that are wise in their own eyes, and prudent in their own sight!
Okay, it is easy to see someone elses sin, but what is a person of God to do? One thing we are prone to do is to see the failings of others and not our own. Stay in Christ, do not discard him. We cannot serve God if we are in rebellion. We are not to remove ourselves from realtionships. Share what God means to you. Share his blessings, your testimony. Keep going even as the world is turned morally upside down. Jesus is in the boat with you and he will take us through the troubled waters. You are of a life giving spirit, in Jesus Christ our Lord. Live an abundant life.