Washed White as Snow
Have you ever tried to compare yourself with the women of the Bible? I have. But I never seem to measure up to the “greats” like Ruth who had courage to follow her mother in law and not go back to her own land. Or Esther, who through enormous faith and courage saved her entire race from being destroyed. I seem to identify more with the woman Jesus met at the well, and Mary Magdalene. The “scarlet women” if you will. Thank God for His grace and mercy.
Isaiah 1:18 tells us what happens when we apply Jesus to our sins. It says “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.” Here, scarlet and crimson refers to the double dye process used during the Bible times, to dye fabrics. The color in the wool would be made a red so deep, it would not fade and could not be not washed out. But Jesus can wash out all of our stains of sin.
Ephesians 1:7 tells us exactly how our sins will be washed away. Through the blood of Jesus. During the times of the old testament, people had to make sin offerings to repent of their sins. The blood that was shed by these animal purified them. When Jesus died on the cross, the blood He shed was the ultimate sacrifice. Through the shedding of His blood, the need to offer animals as sacrifices was no longer there. Jesus took all of our sins upon Himself and forgave us for them. I love what Hebrews 9:13-14 says about the blood of Jesus. It says “For if the blood of bulls and of goats, and the ashes of an heifer sprinkling the unclean, sanctified to the purifying of the flesh: How much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself without spot to God, purge your conscience from dead works to serve the living God?” Jesus can purge all of our sins and the consequences they bring on. All we have to do is ask and receive.
I have heard people say that they are so far into sin that they can’t be forgiven. That is not true. Jesus will forgive. It doesn’t matter what you have done in the past. Colossians 1:21-22 says “And although you at one time were estranged and alienated from Him and were of hostile attitude of mind in your wicked activities, Yet now has [Christ, the Messiah] reconciled [you to God] in the body of His flesh through death, in order to present you holy and faultless and irreproachable in His [the Father's] presence.” Jesus will heal your sin and make you holy and blameless through His blood.
No matter what you have done or where you have been, when you seek and accept the Lord’s forgiveness, you are clean. The blood of Jesus washes you white as snow.Posted under Bible by admin