The weekend offers a little extra time to consider, to perhaps dive a bit deeper into the Scriptures. Things can slow down a bit and offer opportunity to think. So here is a topic and several scriptures to consider.
15 Truly you are a God who hides himself, O God and Savior of Israel. Isaiah 45:15
Why would God hide himself from us? If God is actually interested in relationship as the Bible proclaims then why does he hide?
More verses to consider:
7 No one calls on your name
or strives to lay hold of you;
for you have hidden your face from us
and made us waste away because of our sins. Isaiah 64:7
1 Why, O LORD, do you stand far off?
Why do you hide yourself in times of trouble? Psalm 10:1
44 You have covered yourself with a cloud
so that no prayer can get through. Lamentations 3:44
(Also see Isaiah 59:2; Psalm 13:1-2, 44:24, 88:14, 89:46, 102:1-2)
So here are the questions:
Why does God hide?
Are we just misreading these verses or does God actually hide himself from us?
What’s the point of being hidden after inviting us to come near to him?
Please share your thoughts, ideas and questions.