Even though God told us to follow the 10 Commandments, I think we should just do whatever we want.
The Israelites choose to ignore God's command and follow their own evil hearts. They take other gods and do not listen to God.
let's worship other gods!
Yeah! There are too many rules to follow and our own rules would be more fun anyway!
let's ignore the 10 commandments!
In Isiah 1, God is disappointed with the religious practices of the ancient Israelites. He says they fill Him with loathing and are a burden to Him.
Why do the Israelites insist on ignoring my commands and laws and taking other gods before me! Their evil ways are a burden to me and fill me with loathing!
The Israelites need to wash themselves clean and stop doing evil! They have to learnt to good and devote themselves to justice!
In Isiah 1, God explains what he really desires of the people of Israel
The Israelites need to stop oppressing the orphan, stranger, and widow, punish the innocent, and have other gods! If they don't listen to me, I will put my fury onto them! Their land will fall to ruin!
In Jeremiah 7, God explains how the Israelites can mend their ways and what will happen to them if they don't change their ways.
In Jeremiah 11, God tells the prophet Jeremiah how the Israelites broke their covenant with Him
They ignored my commands and followed their own evil hearts!
God has decreed disaster for you because you chose evil and worshipped other gods. He said, "Obey me and you will be my people and I will be your God!"But you did not listen! Instead you chose evil, and God will punish you with disaster you cannot escape!
Jeremiah goes as God instructed him and tells them that if they do not follow God's commands God will bring disaster to Israel