This little Series first appeared on my bucket list of items to research some eighteen months ago on notes from a sermon that had been preached, but under a different title. Picking it up this time yielded something different, more concise and short – just four (4) prints, even beginning with a different verse of Scripture, Isaiah 1:18 | KJV:
“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 | King James Version
Initially, the first verse considered was from Joshua, considering the story of the spies that Rahab the Harlot hid, which is where my first hearing of the word “scarlet” was remembered. Of course, with a little research, one will find the word “scarlet” is used some 35 times before Joshua 2 in the Bible. Interestingly enough, all the references used in this Series are from the Old Testament, which are these:
- Exodus 39:1
- Joshua 2:21
- Proverbs 31:21
- Isaiah 1:18
Considering The Thread
One of the most fascinating things for me about the Bible is the ability to pick up on the “thread” that runs from the front to the back of the Bible when looking for common themes and building on a concept, action being carried out or reminders placed of events which impact the one being sought after at the moment. It is almost like a breadcrumb trail in a literary work, one can follow a story line and character plot by identifying them and remembering where they were, as well as quickly accessing them for future information needs. In the case of this Series, the trail shows something different than that of what was personally expected to be found. The Scarlet Thread is something that can be lived by, a plan so to speak, that is VERY short but also EXTREMELY pointed.
The question could be asked in this manner of each of us: Would we “reason” together with the God of All Creation, using His Word as the basis for everything we think, consider, do and/or put our mind to doing? He offers us a clean slate by providing Salvation. We can live in this modern world, but be separated from it with identification that others can easily tell who our Master is, with that same Creator God providing for our every need, including protecting us from Satan himself.
Will we choose to live in such a manner that everyone in our home has a genuine desire to accept the Lord Jesus Christ as their own Saviour and then live for Him because of how we show our love and affection towards them? Indeed we can be clothed with righteousness and right living without looking backwoods. And, finally, will each of realize that we have a place of Service to our LORD and King, to which we should always make sure we are presenting ourselves in a manner that will please Him, honor Him and show appreciation for Him. There is a right way and a wrong way to do just about everything we can set our minds to doing, we need to focus on getting those right ways to the forefront of things we bring ourselves to be doing.
It may only be a thread, but God can see it, others can see it, our families can see it, everyone can see what we are doing and make up their minds if we are men (men, women, boys and girls) seeking eye-pleasing, or to please our Creator for being so Gracious and Kind!
The following list of four items is what this full sized, little created set utilizes as words to describe what Jesus Blood was doing for us WELL before Him coming to the Cross.
Threads Of Scarlet
- Thread Of | Salvation
- Thread Of | Protection
- Thread Of | Clothes
- Thread Of | Service
Some of the most profound things in life are indeed very simple, they just have to be committed unto our Great God, controlled by His Hands and completed on His Timetable. We can find the thread as it is weaved through the Bible easily if we spend even a small fraction of time in His Word. Even unsaved people can see the “difference” in how we are doing with our relationship with our Saviour – and they DO NOT know Him like we do.
Thread Of Scarlet | http://delivertheword.com/threadofscarlet
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e-Courage | http://delivertheword.com/how-to-use-e-courage
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