Come now, let us settle the matter,” says the Lord. “Though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they are red as crimson, they shall be like wool. (Isa 1:18 NIV)
This Scripture verse is a type of ultimatum from God full of grace and mercy. The Lord is offering forgiveness and cleansing for the repentant soul. The color red signifies the deep-rooted nature of sin, and the white indicates purity and innocence which only the Lord can impart.
Purify me with hyssop and I will be clean; wash me and I will be whiter than snow. (Ps 51:7 CEB)
Purge me with hyssop, with the blood of Christ applied to my soul by a lively faith, as the water of purification was sprinkled with a bunch of hyssop. The blood of Christ is called the blood of sprinkling, Heb 12:24. (Source: Matthew Henry’s Concise Commentary on Psalm 51:7)
. . . and to honor his glorious grace that he has given to us freely through the Son whom he loves. 7 We have been ransomed through his Son’s blood, and we have forgiveness for our failures based on his overflowing grace, 8 which he poured over us with wisdom and understanding. (Eph 1:6-8 CEB)
The passage above suggests that the blood of Jesus, our Savior, has freed us from the grip of sin, and immersed us in the forgiveness and glorious grace of God. What an eternal gift of God from the heart of our living God!
But if we walk in the light as He is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus Christ His Son cleanses us from all sin. (1 Joh 1:7, emphasis added) All who have accepted Jesus Christ as their own Lord and Savior have had their souls made whiter than snow. All we need to do, going forward, is to walk in the light of God’s Word and in fellowship with our fellow believers. All glory to God!