Isaiah 59: Sins and Consequences

Old Testament Seminary Student Study Guide, (2002), 153

We are often punished by our sins in addition to being punished for them because all sins have consequences. In Isaiah 59:1–15, the Lord told Israel their sins and explained that as long as they continued in sin He could not help them; they must continue to experience the consequences of those sins. On the other hand, in verses 16–21, the Lord spoke about the help He will give the righteous.