Isaiah 1:18 – 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.
I imagine that you have spilled red grape juice on your clothes. It stains. It stains permanently. Such spills and the resulting stains are like the sins. However, sins ruin not only our clothes. Sins threaten to ruin our lives.
Like the other books of prophesy in the Old Testament, Isaiah contains promises of judgement and salvation. Since the people of God have sinned,to their doom, salvation can only be achieved by God. God sent His Son as promised throughout the book of Isaiah to redeem His people.
Jesus’s life and work upon the earth was divine. “Of the increase of his government and peace there shall be no end, upon the throne of David, and upon his kingdom, to order it, and to establish it with judgment and with justice from henceforth even for ever. The zeal of the Lord of hosts will perform this” (Isaiah 9:6-7). As God’s agent Jesus followed the will of the Father without deviation or error. Sinless and holy, Jesus Christ was born with the right to rule and fully proved His rights and righteousness through His earthly life.
Unlike any worldly power, Jesus’s victory over sin for His people was not through strength of arms. Instead, Jesus died the death that we could not die. “All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way; and the Lord hath laid on him the iniquity of us all” (Isaiah 53:6).
“I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service” (Romans 12:1).