28. Proverbs 1:23-27
Repent at my rebuke! Then I will pour out my thoughts to you, I will make known to you my teachings. But since you refuse to listen when I call and no one pays attention when I stretch out my hand, since you disregard all my advice and do not accept my rebuke, I in turn will laugh when disaster strikes you; I will mock when calamity overtakes you—when calamity overtakes you like a storm, when disaster sweeps over you like a whirlwind, when distress and trouble overwhelm you.
Mercy, mercy, mercy, Lord—please give us your mercy. We repent before you. Our culture has gone astray from your teachings—lead our nation back to your loving arms. Do not mock and rebuke us, but restore and heal us once again.