The Hot Anger of the Lord

After the judge Jair died, Israel worship idols, “So the anger of the LORD was hot against Israel; and He sold them into the hands of the Philistines and into the hands of the people of Ammon…for eighteen years…so that Israel was severely distressed” (Judges 10:7-9).
They made Him so angry that when they did cry out to Him, He refused to help initially, because their continual straying from Him and embracing of other gods, offended Him deeply, but it seems every new generation had to learn this truth the hard way.
Why is humanity like that? Why can’t we just learn from others that we should not anger God, but that we should embrace Him as He embraces us?

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