White as Snow
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. ~Isaiah 1:18
Here in Northern California, we are within a close driving distance to the Sierra Nevada mountains. After a snow storm, the Sierra mountains are a beautiful, white landscape that appears to go for miles upon miles. Everything is covered in snow. We use a snow-covered scene to describe something white by saying it is as white as snow. God describes the aftereffect of His cleansing of our sin as “white as snow.”
We see the appalling.
“Ah sinful nation, a people laden with iniquity, a seed of evildoers, children that are corrupters: they have forsaken the LORD, they have provoked the Holy One of Israel unto anger, they are gone away backward.” God made full disclosure to the nation of Judah of its sin. The people were practicing idol worship and had adopted the sinful practices of the pagan nations around them. The people lived in moral failure, in drunkenness, and for material gain. The Sabbath was polluted with people buying and selling w