The Color of Your Soul


Imagine for a moment that you are wearing glasses and can see into yourself. You can see deeper than your skin, past the muscles and bones, right into your very soul.

What color is your soul?

Yes, this is something of a trick question. The Bible doesn’t say that the soul is visible or that it has any color at all, and yet the Bible says something very remarkable about the soul:

Wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow (Psalm 51:7).

Today we think of a sin as something black, but sin is pictured in the Bible as a scarlet stain, the color of blood (Isaiah 1:15, 18). If you’ve ever had a blood stain on a piece of cloth, you know how difficult it is to remove.

The promise of God is that He can remove the scarlet of sin on your soul; in fact, not just the scarlet, but the deep-set stain of sin! When He removes sin, the result is a soul that is left whiter than snow.

What is most remarkable is the cleaning agent God uses to clean the human soul from blood-scarlet to snow-white:

… the blood of Jesus Christ His Son cleanses us from all sin (1 John 1:7).

I don’t know the color of your soul, but in Christ Jesus my soul has been made whiter than snow!

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One thought on “The Color of Your Soul

  1. Good post!

    When our Lord was transfigured​ on the mount, the scripture says, “And His raiment became shining, exceeding white as snow; so as no fuller on earth can white them.” [Mark 9:3]

    We see on television constant advertisements of soaps and washing powders which promise to give our garments a whiteness which surpasses all others. And yet here the scripture records that the robe of the glorified Lord had a whiteness which cannot be gotten by any fuller (soap) on earth!

    And THIS is the very same whiteness with which we are clothed once Christ washes us. A whiteness with no traces of former stains whatsoever!

    In fact THAT is what it means to be justified . . . i.e. to stand in the presence of the thrice Holy One just as Christ stands . . . . just as if we have never ever sinned. It is not a thing to be grasped, but a truth to be believed and rejoiced in! Hallelujah!

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