Saturday, May 31, 2014

May 31, 2014 … White As Snow

Daily Berry Patch Devotions in 2014 - Day 151

Devotional Song: Go to this link  … Please go this video link to hear The Maranatha Singers, singing White As Snow, reminding all of us sinners who were covered by the blood of Christ by our faith in His finished work, that our crimson sins have been made white as snow.

Highlight Passage – NKJV: Isaiah 1: 18 [NKJV] …  
18 “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.
Highlight Passage [Context] – NKJV: Isaiah 1: 1-6; 12-18 [NKJV] … Go to this link 

Reference Passage #1 – NKJV: Lamentations 3: 22-23 [NKJV] …  
22 Through the LORD’s mercies we are not consumed, because His compassions fail not. 23 They are new every morning. Great is Your faithfulness.

Reference Passages #2 Ephesians 1: 7 …  
7 In Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of His grace …

Reference Passages #3 1st John 1: 9 …  
9 If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from ALL unrighteousness …

My Journal for Today: “White as snow,” … the title of this morning’s Our Daily Bread devotional reminded me of something I need to keep reminding myself of occasionally; and that is the truth that Christ’s finished and atoning work on the cross has covered my sin – my flesh-tarnished – my selfishness until it appears white as snow to the Father.

Perhaps you’ve seen a scene like the one depicted in the attached photo, when big flakes of snow come down quickly and cover the landscape with a blanket of the white stuff, making an otherwise dirty earth look so clean and pure. Well, my dear one, that is a picture of the cleansing power of Christ’s blood; and as The Maranatha Singers sing in the linked song above, it makes our crimson-colored, filthy sin white as snow.

I need to remember that Jesus’ blood is there to cleanse even the worst of our sinfulness (see 1st John 1: 9). I need to remember that God’s mercies and His faithfulness cover our sins like new fallen snow every morning (see Lam. 3: 22-23). And … I need to remember that even though we’ve been so sinful and scarlet-covered to Him, our Lord is willing and able to cover our sins until they are as white as snow even today (see the highlight verse above from Isaiah 1: 18).

My Prayer for Today …Yes, Lord, … white as snow. … Amen

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