It’s very easy to compare ourselves to stories in the Bible. We’re taught to do so from a very early age. We want to see ourselves in the lives of Moses, David, Peter, Paul and John. We compare ourselves to these great characters and our nation to those described in the Bible. Don’t get me wrong–there’s valuable information to be gleaned from understanding what happened to these people and nations–but it doesn’t mean our lives will go exactly as theirs did.
That’s where we must take the concepts, the principles and the lessons of the Bible and apply them to our lives. Is America a lot like rebellious Israel? Most definitely. Is America Israel? Absolutely not.
What I mean is that even though America is a lot like rebellious Israel and Judah as described in Scripture (and my book), we are not the same nation, and we will not suffer exactly the same fate. We may suffer a similar fate, but God is not a manufacturing line. He deals with everyone individually; nations included.