The King of Assyria discovered that the king of Israel was a traitor, for he had sent envoys to the king of Egypt. 2 Kings 17:4
The Israelites secretly did things against the Lord their God. 2 Kings 17:9
They did not trust in the Lord their God. They rejected his decrees. They followed worthless idols and themselves became worthless. 2 Kings 17:14-15
They sold themselves to do evil in the eyes of the Lord. 2 Kings 17:17
So the Lord rejected all the people of Israel; he afflicted them and gave them into the hands of plunderers. 2 Kings 17:20
Lord, I confess that I am a traitor. I secretly do things against you. I do not trust in your goodness, grace, and mercy. I reject your decrees and instructions for me. I follow worthless teachings, chase after fantasies, and become an ungrateful, worthless servant. Please do not reject me. Do not afflict me as I deserve. Do not give me into the hands of the evil one. Rather, rescue me from myself. Please, Lord, have mercy on me.