though our sins are like scarlet, they shall be like snow; though they are red like crimson, they shall become like wool.
Throughout both the Hebrew and Christian Testaments, scripture teaches that social justice should be a natural product of our relationship with God
what we do (or do not do) about righteously tending and caring for the physical earth itself matters to God; what we do (or do not do) about hungry people and homeless people, marginalized people and people in need matters to God.
How can we tell what is universally right and wrong? Is morality relative? Is it a matter of cultures? If so, then would the morality proscribed for a culture of thousands of years ago carry any relevance for us today?
This first chapter provides the foundation for the rest of the book: God’s love for God's people, holding them to account for their sin, warning them about judgment and promising them forgiveness, redemption and restoration.