“Come now, let’s settle this,” says the Lord. “Though your sins are like scarlet, I will make them as white as snow. Though they are red like crimson, I will make them as white as wool.” Isaiah 1:18
Living in sin is like laying a long strip of the finest white linen in scarlet dye and allowing it to soak. Nothing this side of heaven can make that linen strip white again. That is exactly what a sinful lifestyle does to our soul. It stains it. It makes it a cursed thing to God. Those who live life to the fullest without a single thought of God are severely missing the point of life. It is a Biblical fact that even the vilest of sinners will be made purified in the sight of God if they ask for and receive forgiveness, the cleansing of all sin. “God can take away the stain of sin without compromising His righteousness because Jesus Christ bore God’s punishment for sinners.”1
“All of us, like sheep, have strayed away. We have left God’s paths to follow our own. Yet the Lord laid on him the sins of us all.” (Isaiah 53:6) That is how God can make our sins as white as virgin snow. He transfers all the sins of mankind on to one man, the God-man Jesus Christ. “For God presented Jesus as the sacrifice for sin. People are made right with God when they believe that Jesus sacrificed his life, shedding his blood. This sacrifice shows that God was being fair when he held back and did not punish those who sinned in times past, … .” (Romans 3:25)
There is nothing any man can do except humble himself before a loving God and ask to be forgiven. Until they do that there is no forgiveness for their sinful disobedience toward God. It is a conscious choice every man must make during the course of his life. We believers must prayer that man comes to this realization and that God would use us to be the conduit that carries unregenerate man to redemption. Until next time, walk with the King and be a blessing!
Resources: Matthew Henry’s Commentary of the Entire Bible; The Reformation Study Bible.
1 The Reformation Study Bible.
The translation used is the New Living Translation.