Turning our backs against Yah and piling on sins causes him to hide his face from us.
Shalom, and happy morning to you. Yah is near at hand to those who work righteousness and walk in his ways. He gladly meets souls and tabernacles with them. But when we deliberately sin against him and cast aside his teachings, this angers him, and he removes his presence far from us.
Without Yah’s glorious presence, his people wither away to nothing. And as we wallow in our sins while we endure the long passage of time, many of us begin to wonder whether we will actually be saved. Our collective efforts to do righteousness becomes polluted and stained, and as a people, we soon give up trying as we gradually fade in importance and begin to blow away with the wind. This is what turning our backs against Yah reduces us to, and our mounting sins even cause him to hide his face from us. Until we turn and repent, this will continue to be the case, as it has been in the past.
5 You meet him who joyfully works righteousness, those who remember you in your ways. Behold, you were angry, and we sinned; in our sins we have been a long time, and shall we be saved? 6 We have all become like one who is unclean, and all our righteous deeds are like a polluted garment. We all fade like a leaf, and our iniquities, like the wind, take us away. 7 There is no one who calls upon your name, who rouses himself to take hold of you; for you have hidden your face from us, and have made us melt in the hand of our iniquities.
—Isaiah 64:5 – 7
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