As the nation watches the Supreme Court hearings, it is striking concerning the level of distrust and antagonism that exists. These hearings are about a lot more than whether or not this judge is affirmed or not.
We are an angry nation. We cannot find joy in prosperity, when our economy is doing well as it is at the moment. In our minds, we know something is missing. Nothing on this earth fully satisfies. Power, control, riches, delicious food, sex, all are alluring but not completely quenching our desire for.... something deeper.
Psalm 33 states that blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord. We have fallen far from that ideal in America. So we sow the wind, and reap the whirlwind. Anger and contempt for others are two by products of rejecting God, of acknowledging we are made in His image. There is plenty of that we see around us.
Psalm 33 also says to have a deep respect for God, to serve Him above the power of the government of mighty men. Don't ever let the bad news of the day or the power struggles of the strong keep you from serving Him first.