Updated: Dec 9, 2020
“Come now, let us reason together, says the LORD: though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they are read like crimson, they shall become like wool. If you are willing and obedient, you shall eat of the good of the land; but if you refuse and rebel, you shall be eaten by the sword; for the mouth of the LORD has spoken.” Isaiah 1:18-20
Sunday night we will begin a new sermon series in the book of Isaiah. I encourage you to come if you are able and to use the livestream if you are not able to be there in person. We will be not only looking at the beginning of this book but looking to answer the question, ‘Obedience or Rebellion?’
Isaiah poses not a question but shows the options to the people of Israel. If you are willing and obedient versus if you refuse and rebel. That is a good question to consider even in our Christian lives today. We do not obey in order to be saved, but out of love and gratitude for what our God has done for us, we strive in our obedience.
What a blessing it is for us in December to remember the incarnation of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. He is the one who washes our sin away. He is the one who shed His own blood that we might be declared righteous in the sight of God. Take some time today to pause, to stop what you are doing and to pray and give thanks that your sins have been made white as snow.