2 Kings 17:22
In 2 Kings chapter 17 we read about how Israelites are exiled because of their sin. The Israelites were called to repentance by turning from their evil ways (vs 13), but they would not listen (vs14).
For every action there's a reaction, and with sin there's a consequence. No sin goes unpunished; the Israelites received punishment for their disobedience to God. A scary point as I type this out and reflect on my own life......
2 Kings 17:36
Throughout Scripture we are invited to worship God, who is worthy to be praised. We are to adore and give Him glory for all He has done.
Without turning from every evil way, and keeping God's statutes, there can be no true godliness. So why did Israel fall? Because they did not follow the one true God.
This reading was a good reminder for me to continually praise God for what He has done for me, and to stay focused on Him and His commands.