The Exaltation and Reproach of a Nation

Righteousness exalts a nation, but sin is a reproach to any people. (Prov 14:34)

You’ve heard the phrase before: “The more things change, the more they stay the same.” Solomon verbalized the same principle this way:

What has been is what will be, and what has been done is what will be done, and there is nothing new under the sun. Is there a thing of which it is said, “See, this is new”? It has been already in the ages before us. (Eccl 1:9-10)
This sermon evaluates four “nothing new” pitfalls from Jeremiah 6:9-15 that continue to afflict the United States of America and nations around the world.

  • Outward expressions of religion with little or no delight in God’s word (Jer 6:10).
  • People who are relentlessly driven by greed (Jer 6:13).
  • Empty assurances from the comfort and soothing of false teachers (Jer 6:14).
  • A failure to be ashamed of sin (Jer 6:15).

But our citizenship is in heaven, and from it we await a Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ. (Phil 3:20).

Are we living like we believe it?

About Jason Hardin

Jason lives in southern Indiana with his wife Shelly and their three daughters. He works with the Charlestown Road church of Christ. Jason has written three books and a variety of workbooks. He's a fan of photography, baseball, mountains, wildlife, BBQ, banana pudding, and coffee. You can contact him here or connect with him on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram.

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