Israel tried to change gods, but God did not try to change people!
Even when they made for themselves A calf of molten metal And said, "This is your God Who brought you up from Egypt," and committed great blasphemies, You, in Your great compassion, did not forsake them in the wilderness; the pillar of cloud did not leave them by day, to guide them on their way, nor the pillar of fire by night, to light for them the way in which they were to go.
What can a child of God do to cut himself off from his God?
Israel violated the first and second commandment. They changed gods and they made gods of gold statues. They committed the worst two sins possible. Over three thousand were disciplined to death, but God still placed His tent right in the middle of their camp and refused to leave them.
God's children have always in history been saved by the promises of God apart from good or bad works. Therefore God's children cannot be lost by either failing to do good or doing bad works. Works are not a factor at all in the salvation of God's children.
If sin cannot severe a child from God, what can it do? Who cares about sin? God cares and you should too.
Sin enslaves. Sin blinds. Sin hardens hearts. Sin removes God's children from fellowship with God and His people. Sin invites the discipline of God and results in death. Sin ruins the lives of both saved and unsaved.
Every child of God should fear sin greatly and love God.
For me to live is Christ.