Are you willing and obedient?

“Wash yourselves, make yourselves clean; Put away the evil of your doings from before My eyes. Cease to do evil, Learn to do good; Seek justice, Rebuke the oppressor; Defend the fatherless, Plead for the widow. “Come now, and let us reason together,” Says the Lord, “Though your sins are like scarlet, They shall be as white as snow; Though they are red like crimson, They shall be as wool. If you are willing and obedient, You shall eat the good of the land;”
‭‭Isaiah‬ ‭1‬:‭16‬-‭19‬ ‭NKJV‬‬

Our sins are red like crimson or scarlet before we come to God. The figure of sin as the color of scarlet suggests the undeniable stain that sin leaves upon one’s soul. Sin is no joke. It is a reality which leads to spiritual death (Romans 6:23). Its stain will remain until one receives God’s forgiveness. When we repent and become a believer of Jesus Christ, He washes our sins away and makes them white as new fallen snow.

Published by Matthew, Karen, and God

Karen Guthrie, a retired Bank Manager, Vice President, and Matthew Moore, who works in construction, are members of the same church. In March 2014, they both joined the Oakdale Rescue Mission Board of Directors. They started sharing their stories with one another on how God has greatly impacted their lives.

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