Generally when you see the term, “a needy nation,” you think of a third world country that is impoverished; its people are very thin and quite often malnourished, but physical needs are not the first sign of a nation in decline. The precursor to physical abasement and humanitarian crisis is a deterioration of, and departure from, God ordained moral absolutes.
In a nation whose founders would embrace slogans like: “In God We Trust,” and “One Nation Under God,” when its leaders becomes self serving (narcissist) and employ lies, theft and cheating to accomplish selfish goals, morals have eroded. When society is fully vested in lasciviousness (unbridled lusts), and engaged in every deviant sexual practice known to man (e.g. incest, fornication, adultery, prostitution, homosexuality transvestism, bestiality, etc.), morals have eroded. When God calls something right and man calls it wrong, or when God calls it wrong and man calls it right, morals have eroded. When men of faith blush to speak His name, and fear to speak His Word, morals have eroded.
Though many disdain the mention of morals because they border, or perhaps overlap into the spiritual realm, it would serve us well to be reminded that we were made by God, in the image of God, to serve God, and we will ultimately answer to God, and be measured by His moral laws. Let every nation heed the warning that God gave Israel over three millennia ago: “Behold, I set before you this day a blessing and a curse; A blessing, if ye obey the commandments of the LORD your God, which I command you this day: And a curse, if ye will not obey the commandments of the LORD your God, but turn aside out of the way which I command you this day… (Deuteronomy 11:26-28)” Israel, though it seemed to have good intentions, failed God, ignored His Word, and spent years in bondage as a result.
“If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land. (2Chronicles 7:14)” “Blessed is the nation whose God is the LORD… (Psalm 33:12).”