Come now, and let us reason together, saith the Lord: though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool.
Forgiveness and Cleansing
So often, when we sin, we run or hide from God. However, He invites us to bring our sin to Him and find forgiveness and cleansing.
This promise is contrary to our thinking. It contains an invitation to bring your sins to God. When you sin, God is the last person you want to speak to. So often, you hide from God when you sin. Because of your sin, you feel guilty and afraid. Because of your sin, you feel ashamed and want to hide from God.
Yet, even in your sin, God invites you to come and fellowship with Him. It’s as if God is saying, “Let’s get together and talk about this sin thing. I have a solution for your sin. There is nothing you have done that I haven’t dealt with before.”
God knows your guilt and shame but invites you to come and experience forgiveness. You can carry your sin or allow God to forgive and cleanse you. When you come to Him, He offers forgiveness and cleansing.
I love the comparison He makes in the second part of this promise. God uses two colors to describe your sin: scarlet and crimson. These two colors represent the deep reds used to dye and stain cloth. Sin stains your heart and your spirit. Only God can take a heart and remove the dark stains of sin.
God uses another picture to describe His forgiveness – snow. There are few things more beautiful and as white as freshly fallen snow. God promises that your heart which was once dark with the stains of sin can be forgiven and cleansed. What once was crimson red can be made as white as snow.
Through the blood of Christ, God invites you to live in the forgiveness of His love. As you come to Him, your heart can be purified, cleansed, and restored.
Look at that promise again.
Come now, and let us reason together, saith the Lord: though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool. – Isaiah 1:18
Make these confessions.
God invites me to bring my sin to Him.
As I come to God, I find cleansing of my sin.
God forgives my sin and makes my heart pure again.
No matter how dark my sin, God can make it as white as snow.
In Jesus’ Name,
Instead of running from God when you sin, come to Him with your sin. He will forgive your sin and cleanse your heart.
Join me this Thursday evening for our first Daily Promise Live. For a long time, I have wanted to meet you face-to-face. Although a Zoom meeting isn’t really face-to-face, it will allow us to get to know one another. I’ll answer any questions you may have, tell you a little about myself, and share a special teaching on the five types of God’s promises.
I believe we will have a great time, so mark your calendar. This Thursday night, April 21, at 7:30 PM Central US time. I’ll be sending you a link later in the week. I hope you will join me.
How have you experienced God’s cleansing in your life? (Share your thoughts in the comments below.)
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