In reading II Kings, I can't help but see our nation. The land had been divided: Israel and Judah. Israel decided to follow the world and never repented and God allowed them to be taken over by the Assyrians. They lost it all because they refused to obey God. Judah was not far behind.
Believer, obedience to God is not an option. We don't get to choose what is right and wrong. We in our minds think we can decide what God meant. He doesn't need explaining! If there is anything I know, it is that God was clear about the way we are to live and He didn't stutter!
Today, are you being sanctified? Are you more like Jesus today than yesterday or are you more like the world around you? It is a slippery slope. God has given us power to live rightly. Romans 1:16-17 "I am not ashamed of the Gospel, because it is the power of God for the salvation of everyone who believes...For in the Gospel a righteousness from God is revealed, a righteousness that is by faith from first to last."
We don't get to choose what we think is righteousness...God does!