Once when Jesus saw the multitudes, He had compassion on them, for to Him they seemed as sheep's without a Shepherd (read Matthew 9:36), what actually had happened, did the Shepherd abandon the sheep's? or did the sheep reject the Shepherd?
God has never changed, He still is the same yesterday, today & forever, He still looks forward to our fellowship, He still is our Lord Who desires to visit us during the evening hours and is available for us all throughout the day.
Yet, we have rejected Him, His own people do not know Him, today there are communities, nations and groups who do not know the Lord, for the very reason that either they themselves or their forefathers have rejected the Lord God in their lives.
Life always has choices for us and we must earnestly pray to the Lord to give us the wisdom to make the right choices. Whereas many do reject the Lord, Joshua has an encouraging testimony.
"And if it seems evil to you to serve the Lord, choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve, whether the gods which your fathers served that were on the other side of the River, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land you dwell. But as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.” Joshua 24:15 (NKJV)
The Israelites were attracted to many other things during Joshua's time and they had made their choices to go after worldly things and sinfulness and rejected the Lord God, yet amidst them, Joshua make a strong commitment to the Lord God.
They who chose the world and its passions died with it, yet they who chose to be with the Lord enjoyed His goodness and faithfulness.
God has created us to bless us and all He has for us is good for us, the devil has always intended our harm and while luring us to sin, his only desire is our suffering and destruction.
Whereas God desires to bless us, the devil's only motive is our destruction.
What we chose today is what we will be, its true that the temptations of the devil are hard to avoid, yet God can give us the strength to overcome (read 1 Corinthians 10:13), God has created us not to be compromisers to the world and its sinfulness but to be over comers and more than a conqueror through Jesus Christ (Romans 8:37).
Every time we decide for Christ, we are blessing ourselves and every moment without Him we are falling down, let's strengthen ourselves in Christ every day and every moment of our life.