When a nation reads the word of God and practices its precepts, that nation will prosper. But great neglect of the Bible and its teachings will continue to produce moral decline - and eventual national destruction (Ames, R.F., 2018 p.19).
Thousands of years and multiple "civilizations" later...we continue to make the same mistakes.
Daniel Webster , the great American statesman, gave this warning about his nation's future: "If there is anything in my thoughts or style to commend, the credit is due to my parents for instilling in me an early love of the Scriptures. If we abide by the principles taught in the Bible, our country will go on prospering and to prosper; but if we and our posterity neglect its instructions and authority, no man can tell how sudden a catsrophe may overwhelm us and bury all our glory in profound obscurity" (Halley's Bible Hansbook, p. 18).