Samaria, the capital of Israel, fell in 722 BC to the Assyrians.
God brought judgment on His people and there is no doubt why. 2 Kings 17:7-17 mentions five specific sins that offended God. America better pay attention here because the similarities are frightening.
- Worldliness (acting like the heathens)
- Idolatry (as Peter Lord said, "an idol is a doll of the eye, an eye-doll")
- Rejecting God's word and God's warnings
- Child sacrifice (abortion)
This should lead us to confession and repentance. God is merciful. There is still time to turn back to God. But take note, if the Hebrews were not above judgment, neither are Americans.