Now that we have fasting out of the way, we can move on to sin, confession and redemption!
“But your iniquities have separated you from your God; your sins have hidden his face from you, so that he will not hear.” – Isaiah 59:2
I thought God sees everything, but now he doesn’t see you?
“Their deeds are evil deeds, and acts of violence are in their hands.” – Isaiah 59:6
But God killing and raping is okay?
“Our offenses are ever with us, and we acknowledge our iniquities: rebellion and treachery against the Lord, turning our backs on our God, inciting revolt and oppression, uttering lies our hearts have conceived.” – Isaiah 59:12-13
Should have fasted when God told you to! LOL!
“The Lord looked and was displeased that there was no justice.” – Isaiah 59:15
What does God expect when his own justice is not just?
“‘As for me, this is my covenant with them,’ says the Lord. ‘My Spirit, who is on you, will not depart from you, and my words that I have put in your mouth will always be on your lips, on the lips of your children and on the lips of their descendants—from this time on and forever,’ says the Lord.” – Isaiah 59:21
Except for all the times God chooses not to hear you and ignore you.
Give me a break. This chapter is all about the people not having just laws and not being just to each other. God is all ‘woe is me’ yet he’s the one who has not led by example. He has shown evil throughout the Bible making it clear he is not a just god. What does he expect when the people follow his steps?
Coming Soon: Isaiah – Chapter 60: The Glory of Zion