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Time with God - July 11

Thursday, 11 July 2019

Isaiah 1:18

“‘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 red like crimson, they shall become like wool.”

No matter how guilty or dirty you feel, God can bring you total forgiveness and make you totally clean!

When it comes to removing stains, it seems like anything red – red wine, red blood, red lipstick – is the hardest thing to get out, isn’t it? So when God wants to communicate to your heart how completely he can cleanse you, what colour does he talk about? Red!

Even if your sins are “like scarlet”; even if they are “red like crimson”. Do you ever feel that way about your sins? Maybe you’ve done something so terrible that you feel you don’t deserve forgiveness and that God would never forgive you. Or maybe your sin isn’t so huge, but you keep coming back to that same sin again and again and you think that God must be completely fed up with you.

Even if your sin is red like that, God’s promising you today that he will forgive you and cleanse you.

And when God cleanses and forgives you, there’s not even any pinkness left! “White as snow…like wool”—do you know what that means? Complete forgiveness and total cleansing! “Come now”, and ask God for that inner cleansing today.

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