"Yahweh says this:
"A curse on the man who puts his trust in man,
who relies on things of flesh,
whose heart turns from Yahweh.
He is like a dry scrub in the wastelands:
if good comes, he has no eyes for it,
he settles in the parched places of the wilderness,
a salt land, uninhabitated.
"A blessing on the man who puts his trust in Yahweh,
with Yahweh for his hope.
He is like a tree by the waterside
that thrusts its roots to the stream:
when the heat comes he feels no alarm,
its foliage stays green;
it has no worries in a year of drought,
and never ceases to bear fruit." (Jr. 17:5-8)
As I heard these words, they seemed to me to be such an appropriate description of the way that today's secularist has "no eyes" for Truth, nor does he even seem to recognize the parched wilderness in which he lives!