They abandoned the Lord to serve Baal and the images of Ashtoreth.
Judges 2:13 NLT

Sometimes things just do not go right for me. Things go wrong and I ask why, but I generally fail to make a connection with this and the things that I have done wrong. I don’t literally serve Baal or Ashtoreth but how many times do I abandon the Lord? Every time I turn from him to concentrate on something else, I am turning to another god and just like he turned his face from the Israelites he will turn his face from me. It’s another case of my actions having an effect on me and I should not be surprised.

I spend too much time doing my own thing and too little time serving my God, in his presence and obedient to his will.