“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.” This sounds like a person inviting a friend to sit down and have an intellectual discussion over a cup of coffee. In fact, another way to translate the world “reason” is with the word “dispute.” So God wants to engage in a lively debate with you. This invitation indicates that God wants to be your close friend. God is beseeching you to have a friendly relationship with Him. In order to have this personal conversation with God, He needs to clean you up because He is too holy for you to approach Him. What is holy cannot be intimate or personal with what is not holy. So God wipes away or blots out all your sinfulness to the extent that He cannot even tell that you were once sinful. Now go have that cup of coffee with God!