There are a "zillion" opinions and excuses that we all have used for failing to do things God's way. Yet, He says very simply that in the end we shall all confess that His Way is the right way. Even if we don't accept or obey Him in this life; even if we don't want to accept what He says, God shall have His final righteous judgment, and assign us eternal consequences according to OUR earthly choices. We cannot blame anyone else for that which we shall have chosen for ourselves. Ignoring or rejecting what God says IS a choice, and our ignoring and rejecting what He says does prepare our eternal habitation, but ignoring and rejecting God's Way shall NOT yield for us any eternal peace, joy, or comfort.
Despite all the worldly religions and religious mush to the contrary, with which people malnourish themselves spiritually, God says that there is only His solution for our sin, and only His way out of the consequences for our sin. God wants us to succeed, and success is a word that is so important to God that He only uses it once in the whole Bible.
1 Why do the heathen rage, and the people imagine a vain thing?
2 The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against the LORD, and against his anointed, saying,
3 Let us break their bands asunder, and cast away their cords from us.
4 He that sitteth in the heavens shall laugh: the Lord shall have them in derision.
5 Then shall he speak unto them in his wrath, and vex them in his sore displeasure.
6 Yet have I set my king upon my holy hill of Zion.
7 I will declare the decree: the LORD hath said unto me, Thou art my Son; this day have I begotten thee.
8 Ask of me, and I shall give thee the heathen for thine inheritance, and the uttermost parts of the earth for thy possession.
9 Thou shalt break them with a rod of iron; thou shalt dash them in pieces like a potter's vessel.
10 Be wise now therefore, O ye kings: be instructed, ye judges of the earth.
11 Serve the LORD with fear, and rejoice with trembling.
12 Kiss the Son, lest he be angry, and ye perish from the way, when his wrath is kindled but a little. Blessed are all they that put their trust in him.