Isaiah 58 and 59 show that the people of Israel lacked righteousness. They claimed to be a nation of God, but God points out that their actions spoke a different truth. In order to be pleasing to God they needed to stop seeking their own interests and do God's will, God's way. God was willing and able to save them and bless them, but their actions provided a barrier to that happening. Do our actions draw God to us or do we, too, push him away?