A Short Study of Isaiah 59:2

“But your iniquities have separated between you and your God.”
(Isaiah 59:2)

Consider this dreadful truth for a moment. Our sin in fallen Adam charged to us has separated us from God.

In Adam we are, “…estranged from the womb: they go astray as soon as they be born, speaking lies.” (Psalm 58:3)

In Adam death and sin entered into us, “by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men.” (Romans 5:12)

But now consider this glorious truth for a moment. Our sin has been separated from us forever. Our Blessed Saviour came in the flesh and in our nature to put away sin by the sacrifice of Himself (Hebrews 9:26; Galatians 4:4-6; 1st John 3:5). Now because of His glorious, full and eternal atonement for sin, the believer has no sin (Hebrews 2:14-17). Our Lord said, “As far as the east is from the west, so far hath he removed our transgressions from us” (Psalm 103:12). He has also assured us that He remembers our sin no more, “their sins and iniquities will I remember no more” (Hebrews 10:17). This is the good news of the gospel, no condemnation and no separation but rather eternal reconciliation (Romans 8:1, Romans 8:32-39; 2nd Corinthians 5:17-21).

T. Harding

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