Read Isaiah 1:1 through 5:30
Published: Jun 28, 2017
Stains can be frustrating. They can ruin nice clothing, carpet, furniture, and more. Sometimes stains only affect the surface of an item; other times they sink in deeply.
In the same way that a stain can settle into a shirt and ruin it, the stain of sin and rebellion can set into the soul and deeply affect the heart. It troubles God to see His people ruined by sin. Through the prophet Isaiah, He called the nation of Israel to repent.
“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” (Isaiah 1:18.)
The call to God’s people is even more powerful today. Through the sacrifice of His Son Jesus, God offers forgiveness for all who will receive the gift of salvation. The cleansing of the stain of sin is the work of a loving God who desires to be in relationship with His people and desires to make all things new.
Challenge for Today: Settle the matter with God today. Allow His forgiveness to wash away the stains of your sin.
Quicklook: Isaiah 1:16–20