It’s always been about honoring the Lord God through obedience and acknowledging who He is.
Jeremiah 18:7 At what instant I shall speak concerning a nation, and concerning a kingdom, to pluck up, and to pull down, and to destroy it;
8 If that nation, against whom I have spoken, turn from their evil, I will change from the evil that I thought to do unto them.
9 And at what instant I shall speak concerning a nation, and concerning a kingdom, to build and to plant it;
10 If it does evil in My sight, that it obeys not My voice, then I will change from the good, with which I said I would benefit them.
Isaiah 1: 16 Wash you, make yourself clean; put away the evil of your doings from before My eyes; cease to do evil;
17 Learn to do good; seek justice, relieve the oppressed, judge the fatherless, plead for the widow.
18 Come now, and let us reason together, says the LORD: though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool.
19 If you are willing and obedient, you shall eat the good of the land:
20 But if you refuse and rebel, you shall be devoured with the sword: for the mouth of the LORD has spoken it.