“Come now, and let us reason together, saith the LORD: though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool.”
Now if all we did was read this one verse we might wrongly walk away thinking, “hey, I have it made already!”
If you begin your reading at the top of the chapter you will see our Father is very upset with Israel. He called them “a sinful nation“. I should mention, we are not talking about a piece of dirt. God was not upset with a piece of dirt named Israel. Our Father was upset with His People called Israel and where are they today?
If we jump down to verse 10 and read through verse 15 we see our Father explaining how upset He is with Israel, the Twelve Tribes. All they did was turn their back on God, they did anything and everything against Him. Verse 9 rings even to this day, “Except the LORD of hosts had left unto us a very small remnant, we should have been as Sodom, and we should have been like unto Gomorrah.”
We see our nation turning into Sodom and Gomorrah as well and from where I sit, I do not see a lot of resistance to it.
What we should understand about the verse of the day is we must “put away the evil of your doings from before Mine eyes; cease to do evil“. After we have put away evil and washed ourselves clean, spiritually this is accepting the Lord Jesus Christ into our heart, mind and soul. Then and only then can we expect our Father to make our sins “white as snow” and of course we must ask Him to do that.
It does not happen all by itself, it takes action on your part.