The words of God to the prophet in Isaiah 58 (bolds and all caps mine):
“Shout it aloud, do not hold back.
Raise your voice like a trumpet.
Declare to my people their rebellion
and to the house of Jacob their sins.
For day after day they seek me out;
they seem eager to know my ways,
AS IF they were a nation that does what is right
and has not forsaken the commands of its God.”
Sound familiar to anyone?
- “Let’s really seek God’s face this morning, as we sing praises to his name.”
- “I really need to work more on my personal relationship with God.”
- “You should pray for a sign so that you can truly know God’s will.”
- “I want to know you, I want to hear your voice, I want to know you more. I want to touch you, I want to see your face, I want to know you more.”
Are we seeking God’s face, seeming eager to know him — all the while being disobedient to his commands? If so, God thinks that odd.