Text: And the daughter of Zion is left as a cottage in a vineyard, as a lodge in a garden of cucumbers, as a besieged city. Except the Lord of hosts had left unto us a very small remnant, we should have been as Sodom, and we should have been like unto Gomorrah. Hear the word of the Lord, ye rulers of Sodom; give ear unto the law of our God, ye people of Gomorrah. (Isaiah 1:8-10)

Tweet: Just as it did with ancient Judah, the reproach of sin has reduced present-day America to another Sodom and Gomorrah. We’ve been reduced in God’s eyes from John Winthrop’s shining city on a hill to the Prophet Isaiah’s abandoned caretaker’s shed in a dried up cucumber patch.