MOSHE SPEAKS about the importance of learning and doing Torah:
Deuteronomy 31: 12 Assemble the people-the men, the women, the little ones and the foreigners you have in your towns - so that they can hear, learn, fear ADONAI your God and take care to obey all the words of this Torah; 13 and so that their children, who have not known, can hear and learn to fear ADONAI your God, for as long as you live in the land you are crossing the Yarden to possess." (CJB)
ADONAI SPEAKS – making a prediction that His people would continue to stray, as they always have.
Deuteronomy 31: 16 ADONAI said to Moshe, “You are about to sleep with your ancestors. But this people will get up and offer themselves as prostitutes to the foreign gods of the land where they are going. When they are with those gods, they will abandon me and break my covenant which I have made with them.
17 Then my anger will flare up, and I will abandon them and hide my face from them. They will be devoured, and many calamities and troubles will come upon them. Then they will ask, 'Haven't these calamities come upon us because our God isn't here with us?' 18 But I will be hiding my face from them because of all the evil they will have done in turning to other gods.” (CJB)
SOMETHING IMPORTANT TO PONDER: What constituted “this people”? Not just “the Jews” who made up only one-twelfth or the tribes of Israel; but the second generation of ALL the tribes (Exodus 24) AND the children of the pagan “foreigners” (the "mixed multitude" in Exodus 12:38) who had followed Moshe out of Egypt during the Exodus, and had been absorbed into one of the tribes – who had been told by God Himself that they were expected to do EXACTLY as “HIS PEOPLE” did! (Exodus 12:49; Numbers 15:13-16).
As you can see, it wasn’t just “the Jews” who strayed (as some anti-Semitic types like to insist); but peoples from ALL tribes AND those who had been absorbed into the tribes, AND those who came to accept YHWH as their God on down through the centuries.
We’re ALL guilty, and that is why Yeshua was sent, and why he chose to martyr himself. Mankind has never been able to remain completely faithful to YHWH; choosing instead to come up with their own rules and religions and denominations….
This won’t change until Yeshua returns to put an end to man’s incessant nonsense during his millennial reign. (Psalm 2:6-9, 47, 110, 132:13-18; 9:6-7, 11:3-9, 24:21-23; Jeremiah 23:5 and 33:6-18; Daniel 7:13-14,18,27; Zechariah 2:10-13, 6:12-13, 8:2-3, 9:10, 14:1-9; Revelation 3:21 and myriad other passages….)