Yes, my above actions for consequences… was back-to-front. Certainly that general principle of consequences for actions runs far and wide BUT in terms of biblical Israel THEY were being held accountable for distorting and even covering the light of God’s goodness that He had mandated they shine as a called people to minister as lights to the world wherein God placed them — thus Jesus and his disciples became ‘the light of the world’ as per the texts I know you know.
Israel had religionised the blessing of God and became insular and introspective losing sight of the horizon they were called to minister to. As a result that adulterous generation (not race) as Jesus called them, would suffer great loss with the final fall of the old covenant régime in AD70… hence the call to repentance, i.e., stop trusting in Moses for now the full light has come in Christ — believe HIS words! E.g., Lk 13:3-5.
Actually, Jesus’ message WAS specific and pertinent the His people at that time… you pointing to other generalised scenarios doesn’t negate nor nullify the reality of Jesus’ words to his own specific audience — IF they did not listen and in consequence repent of their sins they would perish!