Isaiah 5: 15-17.
15 And the mean man shall be brought down, and the mighty man shall be humbled, and the eyes of the lofty shall be humbled:
16 But the Lord of hosts shall be exalted in judgment, and God that is holy shall be sanctified in righteousness.
17 Then shall the lambs feed after their manner, and the waste places of the fat ones shall strangers eat.
Sin always takes us farther than we intended it to. Once we have taken those first steps, it is very hard to turn around and go the other way. And sin replaces God. The sin becomes that which we worship.
God, however, does not let Himself be displaced. There always comes a time of confrontation, whether it is personal, church-wide, or nation-wide. If the hearts of believers turn to God, unbelievers will come to Christ, and there can be a revival!
When we persist in our sin, then God brings judgment. When He does, He will be exalted, sinners will be humbled, and others will enjoy the fruits of our labor. It’s called “the spoils of war,” The winner takes everything, and the loser is brought to nothing.