Have you ever sung “What can wash away my sins”? Think about the answer:
“Nothing but the blood of Jesus”! Then you sing, “Oh, precious is the
flow, that makes me white as snow”! If you get a bloody nose, does that
make your handkerchief white? If you’re feeling a bit confused, today’s
attached devotional will help. God bless you.
Because of Calvary,
I John 1:7 (ESV)
7 But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus his Son cleanses us from all sin.
Isaiah 1:18 (ESV)
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.
“At first that seems a strange paradox. How could blood cleanse? Blood makes a stain which is deep and distinct…. But here is the great paradox. The blood of Christ, instead of staining, washes out the stain of sin! Instead of defiling, it washes white the soul of the believer!… ‘Though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool’ (Isa. 1:18).” [Clarence Edward Macartney, The Greatest Texts of the Bible, (Grand Rapids: Kregel Publications, 1991), p. 122]