It is hard to repent of sin when it seems to be working out so well. The problem with Judah, and the problem we face, is that the long term effect of sin is destruction.
So we have to weigh what it is to which we are committed. Short term pleasure or long term peace with a God who designed us for that peace. Moses also faced that. Hebrews 11:23 – 25 tells us his options and his choice.
We do well to follow his example.