The abandonment of loyalty may be applied to many different issues in life. Here are four abandonments of many:
The abandonment of the living God
The abandonment of marriage between husband and wife
The abandonment of raising one's children in the ways of Jesus' Word
The abandonment of Jesus and the Holy Spirit for the American lifestyle and culture
God's Word says in Hosea 6:4 and 6, "What shall I do with you, O Ephraim? What shall I do with you, O Judah? For your loyalty is like a morning cloud And like the dew which goes away early," and, "For I delight in loyalty rather than sacrifice, And in the knowledge of God rather than burnt offerings" (NASB).
God destroyed disobedient people in the Old Testament, some of whom were His chosen people.
Jesus says in the New Testament, in Luke 6:46, "Why do you call Me, 'Lord, Lord, ' and do not do what I say?" (NASB). Hebrews 13:8 says, "Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever" (NASB).
Jesus will destroy disobedient Christians in the end. Who are His chosen people? Do not kid yourself into thinking that because you are a Christian, you are secure, if you are disobeying Jesus' commands.