27th February 2016

Purity of Snow

“‘Come now, and 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 be as wool.’”
Isaiah 1:18 (NKJV)

God knows the purity of snow for He is the Divine designer of snow flakes, and has the power of making our sins as white as snow, making us pure. I am sure King David understood this principle when he pleaded to God for forgiveness of his sins, “Purge me with hyssop, and I shall be clean; wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow.” (Psalm 51:7)

Who is without sin except Jesus Christ? Romans 3:23 says, “For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.” In the header scripture God says come and reason together with Him. How can I? Who am I to reason with the Almighty God, I who am a sinner from birth? Psalm 51:5 reads, “Behold, I was brought forth in iniquity, And in sin my mother conceived me.”

I have bitterly repented and acknowledged my sins before God, and He has blotted them out removing them as far as east is from the west. For God abounds in mercy and is full of grace.  Read it in Psalm 103:8 & 12: “The Lord is merciful and gracious, slow to anger, and abounding in mercy…As far as the east is from the west, so far has He removed our transgressions from us.” His Son was made sin for you and me, as we read in 2 Corinthians 5:21: “For He made Him who knew no sin to be sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.”  When God looks upon us, He sees the purity of Jesus in us for His eyes are pure.

One wintry day, I was relaxing in my warm lounge and as I looked outside, it began to snow. The snow flakes were huge and heavy. Very soon our garden turned into a dazzling white carpet. The trees too were covered quickly with snow blizzard. It was a great sight to behold! One of the wonders of God’s handiworks, before our eyes. The scenery was breath-taking and awesome. My wife hurriedly grabbed the camera and captured the beautiful display of nature.

By now my reflection turned to my sins which were made as white as snow by God, who is gracious, kind and merciful towards us. This promise is for all who would repent and accept Jesus as their personal Saviour. As Peter said to the people in Acts 2:38, “Repent, and let every one of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins; and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.” And 2 Peter 3:9 tells us that, “The Lord is not slack concerning His promise, as some count slackness, but is long suffering toward us, not willing that any should perish but that all should come to repentance.” God is full of compassion and does not want any to perish.

To those who have not yet repented, I would suggest that you do so or even reason with God that your sins are forgiven and made as white as snow. Praise God and give Him thanks for His love expressed for all humanity. “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.” John 3:16.

Prayer
Father all glorious, I praise You with all my heart for your great love for mankind. You sacrificed your beloved Son for our sins. Help us ever to be grateful to You. In his worthy name I adore You.
Amen

Study by Natu Moti

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natumotiAbout the Author:
Natu Moti is a Deacon in the Birmingham Congregation of the Worldwide Church of God.

Local Congregation:
Worldwide Church of God Birmingham
All Saints Church
George Road
BIRMINGHAM B23 7QB

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David Gibbs
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Email: david_gibbs@wcg.org.uk

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