We don’t experience God personally and we live separated from Him.
Unfortunately, we do not experience God’s love because we are divided from Him. We look for meaning and fulfillment everywhere but through God. We ignore Him, don’t trust Him and don’t believe that He wants the best for us.
Going our own independent way because of our stubborn self-will is what the Bible calls sin. Sin is like a wall that keeps us from God. It damages and destroys our relationships with others. Sin keeps us from living the fulfilling life that God intends for us.
“for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God” Romans 3:23
“For the wages of sin is death.” [spiritual separation from God] Romans 6:23
If death and separation from God is what we earn because of our inability to be perfect, is there anything we can do about that separation?