kjv@Nehemiah:9:10@ And shewedst signs and wonders upon [PHARAOH], and on all his servants, and on all the people of his [LAND]: for thou knewest that they dealt proudly against them. So didst thou get thee a [NAME], as it is this [DAY].
kjv@Nehemiah:9:11@ And thou didst divide the [SEA] before them, so that they went through the midst of the [SEA] on the dry [LAND]; and their persecutors thou threwest into the deeps, as a stone into the mighty waters.
kjv@Nehemiah:9:26@ Nevertheless they were disobedient, and rebelled against thee, and cast thy [LAW] behind their backs, and slew thy [PROPHETS] which testified against them to turn them to thee, and they wrought [GREAT] provocations.
kjv@Nehemiah:9:27@ Therefore thou deliveredst them into the [HAND] of their enemies, who vexed them: and in the [TIME] of their [TROUBLE], when they cried unto thee, thou heardest them from [HEAVEN]; and according to thy manifold mercies thou gavest them saviours, who saved them out of the [HAND] of their enemies.
kjv@Nehemiah:9:28@ But after they had [REST], they did [EVIL] again before thee: therefore leftest thou them in the [HAND] of their enemies, so that they had the [DOMINION] over them: yet when they returned, and cried unto thee, thou heardest them from [HEAVEN]; and many times didst thou deliver them according to thy mercies;
kjv@Nehemiah:9:29@ And testifiedst against them, that thou mightest bring them again unto thy [LAW]: yet they dealt proudly, and hearkened not unto thy [COMMANDMENTS], but sinned against thy [JUDGMENTS], (which if a [MAN] do, he shall live in them;) and withdrew the shoulder, and hardened their neck, and would not hear.
We have privatized our religion a great deal. The sins detailed here are considered the sins of the fathers, a frequency of falling short on a national scale. Today our confessions are strictly personal if any. Sin is reduced down to things we do that harm others and if we don't harm it isn't a sin. We leave ourselves to judge whether our deeds hurt someone and even then it is only relative to the hurt that they have caused us. Not only were these stated sins national, so too were God's mercies.
What are the sins of our fathers now days? No doubt they are very much the same and just as prevalent. They effect us as a nation in ways God cannot overlook. Much like Judah, there are certainly those that do right, a remnant at all times, but they are vastly out numbered and the coarse of the nation is stripped from their hands. We would do well to consider each of their sins.
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