The world was apparently not the most godly place in the 700s BC, but that is where Isaiah the prophet found himself. In the first chapter of his book in the Bible, God calls out the people of Israel for not actually honoring Him, though they outwardly appeared to be. However, verse 18 is one of hope, "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 KJV. God had plans and purposes for Israel, just as he does for us today. He set up a plan for our sins to be forgiven, symbolically colored from scarlet to white, through Jesus.
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Church Service of September 4, 2022