“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.”
I once heard a story about two brothers. They were outside working one day, and a bumblebee came and stung the older brother. While he was looking at his wound, the bee began to fly around his little brother.
The little brother started to panic. He started screaming, “Help, help, help!” And the big brother said to him, “That bee can’t sting you because his stinger is already in me! All he can do is fly around and make a lot of noise. He’s already stung me; he can’t sting you!”
There was a moment when Jesus Christ accepted the sting of sin. He took all that sin could give and He died for our sins. That’s why we have freedom in Christ, because we’re liberated from the punishment of sin… it can never, ever touch you when you are safe in the loving arms of Jesus Christ.
Yet, the tendency for so many today is to fall back on a works-based type of religion, which says, “Maybe Jesus didn’t take the full sting of sin, and I still need to make up for the difference.” But the truth is that Jesus paid it all and if you’re in Him, you’re washed white as snow and never have to feel the sting of sin.
IN JESUS CHRIST, YOU’VE BEEN MADE WHITE AS SNOW AND NEVER HAVE TO BEAR THE PUNISHMENT FOR YOUR SIN BECAUSE HE TOOK IT FOR YOU!