"Come now, let us reason together," says the Lord. "Though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be white as snow; though they are red as crimson, they shall be like wool. If you are willing and obedient you will eat the best from the land; but if you resist and rebel, you will be devoured by the sword (or money, or things, etc)". For the mouth of the Lord has spoken.
Oh what a beautiful terrifying promise. Thank you Lord that you continue to make my sins white as snow. Thank you for your abundant blessing.