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  • The Color Red

    By Brother Steve | March 13, 2012

    Isaiah 1:18 - 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.

    As I have stated before, I work at a newspaper. We have a dark room to develop film. The film is sensitive to normal lights and will be in danger of being exposed in this type of light. However, the film we use does not get exposed when using red lights. I can use several red lights in the room when working with the film with no danger of exposing the film.

    Funny thing about red lights and red objects in the room. There is something you may not have noticed unless you have experienced a dark room setting. If you look at red objects in a room of red lights, the object does not appear red. It actually appears white. Very strange, but very interesting.

    There is a verse in the Bible that explains this a little better. You see, I was taught growing up that our hearts are black with sin. No doubt, our hearts do seem black and dirty because of our sin. And sin is something that should appear disgusting and dirty.

    In the Bible, as God is talking to the children of Israel, he says in Isaiah 1:18 - 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.

    Our sins are actually red. Maybe it is because our sins make us guilty before God. God wants to cleanse us of our sins and make them white. White would be the color for purity and righteousness.

    If I would take a red heart cut out of construction paper and turn on the normal lights in the dark room, I would see the red heart as the color red. But if I would take that same red heart and then turn on the red lights in the dark room, I would see the red heart as the color white.

    The Bible says that the blood of Jesus Christ, God's Son, cleanses us from ALL sin. When you have accepted Jesus as your Savior, He covers your sin with His blood (which is red). When God the Father looks down at your life, he doesn't see the red sins, He sees you as white as snow. It's like He sees you through a room of red lights because He is looking through the red blood of His Son, Jesus.

    However, if you have not accepted Christ as your personal Savior, God sees your sins as crimson and scarlet. You are exposed before God in all your wickedness. You need to "reason together with the Lord" and confess your sin before God and accept Jesus as your Savior.

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