A long long time ago, there was a man name Jehu who was sent to overthrow the kings of Judah and Israel. They learned he was coming and so they set out in their chariots to meet him and plead for peace. And his reply was simple:
“What peace can there be, so long as the whorings and the sorceries of your mother Jezebel are so many?” (2 Kings 9:21-22 ESV)
Hmm… Nice job with the Gospel-centered response, Jehu.
Except, it really is a Gospel centered response. See, there was a pattern with the people of Israel and Judah.