“Your own wickedness will correct you, And your backslidings will rebuke you. Know therefore and see that it is an evil and bitter thing That you have forsaken the LORD your God, And the fear of Me is not in you, Says the Lord GOD of hosts.”
It is easy to learn from this passage of Scripture that the Lord is quite displeased with Israel for their backsliding. He tells them it is an evil and bitter thing that they have forsaken Him. He identifies that they no longer fear Him. The writer of Hebrews says plainly, “Now the just shall live by faith; But if anyone draws back, My soul has no pleasure in him.