Jer 5:21 Hear now this, O foolish people, and without understanding; which have eyes, and see not; which have ears, and hear not:
God calls his people a foolish people. He had called them foolish back in Deut. 32:6. They were foolish, because they did not continue to trust in God and follow his commandments. This was foolish on their part, and it is foolish on our part if we do the same. These things were written for our learning.
God says his people are without understanding. The only way to be without understanding is to neglect to learn or to neglect to reason through what has been said. Judah knew exactly what God said, but their prophets did not prophesy with integrity but with demagoguery. They wanted their own power, Their prophets prophesy falsely (5:31). These false prophets want to rule by their own power and do not rely upon God's power.
But the shame of it all is that the people want it that way (5:31). Ultimately it must be left up to the people of a nation to bring things back to the right. It must be left up to us as the citizens of this country to bring righteousness back into play in our country.
Politicians and religionists alike are preaching a false message, misrepresenting God and Christianity. They use it to their own prophet and position. You may have noticed that scientists and politicians alike are using Christianity to their advantage. A recent e-mail from Answers In Genesis notes that now in science classrooms today the students are being encouraged to use religion as a part of their teaching of science. They are to tell their students that religion can play a part in science and that humanistic and evolutionary science play hand in hand with religion. This is part of that lack of understanding.
The question is asked in Jeremiah 5:31, "What will ye do in the end thereof?" What will we do as a nation if the evolutionist scientists win out? What will we do if liberal politicians win out? What will we do if we continue in our lack of understanding? I'll tell you what we will do--the same thing that Judah did. They ate from strange dishes; they sang strange songs; they lived in a strange land; they learned a different language. God took away their land, and they had to live in Babylon for 70 years. God will do the same with America if we do not bring righteousness back into play.
But how do we do this? We believe in God and His Son, Jesus Christ. We believe in the resurrection. We preach the Gospel to others. We live a rightous life and teach our children the ways of the Lord. We worship the Lord in holiness. It may take a generation or two, but God will bless our efforts toward holiness.
Additionaly, we need to pray for those in leadership, that God will lead them to the truth of the word of God. But we as God's children must first begin to read and know the scriptures ourselves. May God give us grace to do what we need to do and to be obedient to our God.