2 Kings 17.8
fell in with the ways of life of the pagan nations God had chased off
this is what happens when we take up with those who do not believe you, when we choose to divorce ourselves from you and allow our self to rule our lives. may we put our choices to good use, may we choose you and you alone! may we choose to follow you and you alone, not take up with the rule of others in our hearts, not fall in the ways of life of everyone and everything you already freed us from. may we never take our salvation lightly, may we always take your lordship seriously! may you the only one we have front and centre, living a life that follows you and serves everyone around us, represents you in the goodness of your light and just loves on all the way you do.