From Hosea 10:12-13
These verses apply to our nation. We have cherished, produced and exported a selfish sensuality. We have used our liberty for license. We deceive ourselves that our way is right and we trust our government, or our markets, or our individual enterprise, more than we trust God’s mercy.
This all applies to each of us individually. We are each driven more by self-interest and by our senses than we want to admit. We seek ourselves more than service. We deceive ourselves that our way is right, and we trust our wisdom, wit and skill, more than we trust God’s grace.This reminds us of our need to confess our sins.