>White as Snow

    by Daniel Nuckols

Have you ever noticed how things can look really white yet when you put something whiter close by it looks dirtier, and yellowier?  This happens every year at my family’s farm.  My family’s house is white and also our dog is a white German shepherd/great pyrenees.  They look pretty white yet when the snow comes they look pretty dirty and yellow.

The same is true with us as humans when we consider our own righteousness.  Compared to the footsteps of other humans we think of ourselves as pretty good.  For example, most everyone would say that they are a good person compared to Adolf Hitler, or Stalin or the sort.  We always find someone more stained and dirty than we to make ourselves look clean, but in reality we are all yellowed and stained with Sin.

In Romans 7:7 Paul said that he would not have known sin except by the law.  God’s law is the standard of perfection, and when we compare ourselves to God’s law we fall short and look awfully dirty – Isaiah says that God considers our righteous works as a filthy rag.

Knowing that compared to God I am a miserable wretch makes me want to praise Him even more for what he did for me.  I could maybe, just maybe, see myself dying for a real good person.  But that is unlikely.  But God sent His only Son to die in our place.  Can you imagine dying for a race that has continually spit in God’s face since time began?  God’s grace and mercy is so incredible.

I’d encourage you to sometime look into God’s law the Ten Commandments and praise God that in spite of our all the laws that we have broke, we can be made righteous, and completely the pure white through Christ Jesus.

"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.” (Isaiah 1:17-19)






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