Signs of the times
Whenever ancient Israel ignored God's truth and "did what was right in their own eyes," God withdrew His protection and, with grief, let His precious people experience "the full terrors of the pathway they had chosen." The devastating consequences were already built into His creation. They included wild animals, famines (due to drought, pests, climate changes...) and the natural inclinations of mankind's capricious human nature when untamed by God's moral boundaries and the Holy Spirit.
"The people of the land have used oppressions, committed robbery, and mistreated the poor and needy; and they wrongfully oppress the stranger. So I sought for a man among them who would make a wall, and stand in the gap before Me on behalf of the land, that I should not destroy it; but I found no one. Therefore I have poured out My indignation on them; I have consumed them with the fire of My wrath; and I have recompensed their deeds on their own heads," says the Lord God."
God doesn't change. Nor does human nature. We, like Israel, tend to forget that God (not clever people) is the One who has freed our nation from fear of famine and wild beasts. So, when we today ignore His ways. He once again withdraws His protection and turns us over to the natural consequences built into His creation. [See 1 Corinthians 10-1-13] Many may then recognize their need and appreciate His wise, loving and sovereign care for His people. [See America's Spiritual Slide]