Trying to get back on track today.
One of the side effects of advancing years is that I have whole lot less hair on top of my head than has been the case in years past. And -- probably to the horror of my Amish relatives -- I never acquired the habit of wearing a hat. Combine that with about 11 hours of working outside in yesterday's sun, and I have a sunburn on the scalp. Doesn't hurt (itches) but when I happened to look in the bathroom mirror, it shows up. But I'm alive to see it.
The reading in the Old Testament today is Psalms 68 and 69.
There is frequent mention, here and elsewhere in Scripture, of the land of Bashan. It had as its western boundary the Jordan River (at least that is one theory) and at least part of it was given to the half-tribe of Manasseh (see Joshua 13:29-31). So I would think it included much of what is now called the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan. More here if one is interested.
The New Testament passage here is chapter 3 in the Epistle to the Romans.
There are several verses here that you could make a book or a sermon from. Doubt it? Look at verse 23, for example.
How about verse 18? Does it sound like the way the "elites" talk, the professors in the universities (including some seminaries) or the media figures or the politicians? Or, frankly, your neighbors?