Better Than Yellow Pencils

Isaiah 1:18, God Erases our sins, yellow pencils, why pencils are yellow
Do you know why pencils are typically painted yellow?

It’s because the best graphite in the 1800’s came from China and pencil manufacturers painted their pencils the color of Chinese royalty to prove they used the best. Ironically, the yellow pencil now seems very commonplace, not regal at all.

But it’s easy to understand why pencils became common--they revolutionized self-expression, and unlike chiseled stone or inked parchment, they allowed men to erase their mistakes.

Of course, that’s one reason we also love the computer. It’s even better than the pencil. Not only can we erase our mistakes, we can delete them and start over without any eraser fuzz.

But God trumps them all:
"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 as crimson, they shall be like wool” (Isaiah 1:18). 

Let’s ponder that today…a God who "deletes" our sins.
Pencil facts from Pencils.com

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12 comments:

  1. Interesting trivia Gail...never knew that about pencils. I also love the analogy...thanks for sharing.

    God bless!

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    1. I loved learning this little tidbit too! Thanks, Lisa Maria

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  2. Clicked back here from Squidoo. Love this devo. Fascinating trivia I did not know, but am a sucker for because I love history, that led me right to Christ. Love this.

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    1. Thanks, Dawn. I also love learning these interesting little facts about things that seem so common.

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  3. Love the pencil analogy. So thankful for a God who erases our sins.

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  4. Love the little trivia bit but even more, the passage. God has erased our sins permanently! Wow, what a thought! It's something that can make you feel better even on your worst days :) Thanks for sharing. I found your site through the On Your Heart Tuesdays and I love it :)

    Blessings to you.

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    1. Yes, that passage is a "WOW!" passage, isn't it. That God does that for us--it's incredible.

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  5. Hi Gail - so glad they didn't think to paint the computer yellow too! Great post. I love your short and to the point posts. Thanks for linking up again. I love seeing you there
    God bless
    Tracy

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  6. Such a great reflection :) I'd love to have you swing by and join my blog hop, this is an inspiring post! Little things, common things, well, everything is regal when it is from God.
    I'm a new follower!
    Paula from Welcoming Spirit
    http://bit.ly/HeD4GH

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  7. Awesome Gail! Didn't know that about yellow pencils. :)

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  8. Love this! Fun fact and genius analogy. Brilliant.

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