Allah (Subhanahu wa ta’ala) says:
“then We destroyed them for their sins..” (8:54)
When the previous nations before us were destroyed, they were destroyed for their sins. Firawn denied Allah and sinned, and Allah destroyed him.
Allah (Subhanahu wa ta’ala) also says:
‘And increased therein the corruption.So your Lord poured upon them a scourge of punishment.’ (89:12-13)
Allah mentions in Surah Qasas:
“And We would not destroy the cities except while their people were wrongdoers.” (28:59)
For Umar (radhiyallahu anhu) once said when he was dealing with his army: “Fear your sins more than you fear the enemy as your sins are more dangerous to you than your enemy.”
We fear enemies. But Umar (radhiyallahu anhu) warned his army by telling them that sins are more dangerous than your enemy. Seek forgiveness from Allah for your sins before you get destroyed due to it, for the previous nations were destroyed for the same reason (sins). Sins make the Shaytaan happy, while causing you to go away from Allah (Subhanahu wa ta’ala).
May Allah protect us from sins and forgive us. Ameen.