“Though your sins be as scarlet, they will be white as snow.” Is. 1:18
Hawthorne made famous the Scarlet Letter – the red “A” that shamed a puritan woman caught in adultery. In that story, the religious community actively rejected and shunned the harlot, never forgiving her sinful act.
The Lord’s words to Isaiah are astounding in their contrast. These words of Is 1:18 are immediately followed by this condition in verse 19 “If you are willing and obedient…”
There is no indication that Rahab was ashamed of her profession or convicted of any sin, per se, but she knew her need to be rescued. She traded her scarlet letter for the scarlet cord.
The salvation of the righteous comes from the LORD; He is their stronghold in time of trouble. Ps. 37:39
Lord, help me to be as brave as Rehab.
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