Though Yours Sins Are like Scarlet
“Come now, let us reason together,” says the Lord. “Though yours sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they are red as crimson, they shall be like wool” (Isaiah 1:18 NIV).
Have you all your life been in search of assurance of forgiveness of your sins? If yes, your search ends here today. God is calling you for a debate. He is pointing out the evidence against you. Your sins are like scarlet and are red as crimson. It cannot escape notice. God has noted it. So has your conscience testified against you. The stain of your sins are inescapable. Yes, God is calling your attention to it.
But that is not all. He calls your attention to your sins to show you the depth of its filth. He wants you to realize how utterly impossible it is to remove those stains. Then, if your heart is grieving over all that has been done; you are agreeing with God that what has been done has been utterly sinful. Then you and God meet on a common meeting ground. Instead, if you deny your great sinfulness, God can do nothing about it. That is why He is calling you and saying, “Come now, let us reason together.”
What God wants you to know is that He can do the seemingly impossible with your sins. He can change you from within. Your sins shall be wiped out. Instead of its stains; they shall be as white as snow and be like wool. What God is saying is that He can remove your sins in such a manner that no trace of it can be found it. Instead something pure and spotless shall remain.
Why search more for other solutions? See, there is none else who can remove your sins. The Bible says the blood of His Son Jesus purifies you from all sin when you agree with God that you have indeed committed sin (see 1 John 1:7-10). The Bible again declares that “In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins” (see Ephesians 1:7). Yes, redemption means saving from evil. God has indeed made provision for the forgiveness and removal of your sins.
Possibly, you will now say that your sins are many and they are so vile. Therefore you are not willing to come to God. But know that Jesus is the friend of sinners and He came to seek and to save you. This is His good news: “I have swept away your offenses like a cloud, your sins like the morning mist. Return to me, for I have redeemed you” (Isaiah 44:21 NIV)!