"Come now, and let us reason together," Says the LORD, "Though your sins are as scarlet, they will be as white as snow; though they are red like crimson, they will be like wool." Isaiah 1:18
All of us like sheep have gone astray, each of us has turned to his own way; but the LORD has caused the iniquity of us all to fall on Him. Isaiah 53:6
"For My thoughts are not your thoughts, Neither are your ways My ways," declares the LORD. "For as the heavens are higher than the earth, So are My ways higher than your ways, And My thoughts than your thoughts." Isaiah 55:8-9
How can we reason together with God when our own thoughts and ways are so unlike, so contrary to His own? The concept of scarlet sins becoming white as snow might find a sacred place within the religious realm, but most of the time, scarlet sins are examined by the religious mind in such meticulous detail in order to never let them be forgotten. I imagine we can all attest to this, can't we? How can we reason together without blending two contradictory viewpoints? Do we merely assent to the truth that our sins were taken from us by the sinless one, and then continue on in hopes that our thoughts and ways might somehow become more like his?
"Come now, and let us reason together" suggests that the impossible is more than just a futile process of a gradual transformation from unlike to like. The truth of reasoning together with God is just as non-sensical to the old natural mind as blood red sins becoming white as snow. And yet somehow, despite our former reasoning, God keeps calling us to see with the eyes and hear with the ears that do understand the impossible. And believe me, I've heard my own "Yes...but" many times, but it's not me that has made the impossible a reality. So, in your reasoning with God, if you keep coming up with a lovely shade of pink, you are still trying to blend, for "they will be as white as snow".