"Wash you, make you clean; put away the evil of your doings from before mine eyes; cease to do evil; Learn to do well; seek judgment, relieve the oppressed, judge the fatherless, plead for the widow. Come now, and let us reason together, saith the LORD: though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool." Isa. 1: 16-18
Reason = (strongs) to decide, adjudge, prove. [In other words: Math.] Not Wimply These words: Plead, Relieve, Cease, Seek, Learn, Put away, Declare, Justified, Transgression, are very intense and costly words. They demand of us cutting exactness, even if we are new to them, and careful intentioned thinking if we are to perform them. Not done in a wimply way, but forthrightly, just as the way in which God decided to deal with sin: before its entrance into the universe and after.
Regarding each one of these things above, Jesus did them, and he did them in only a ‘half week’. He accomplished more of those things in three and half years than we have done with a lifetime. One main reason: He did not do things wimply. He was intensely dealing with evil, dealing with wellness: everywhere he went he set up hospital and healed those who believed, desired, and brought themselves to him. He judged those who were judges, and judged them so diligently and straightforwardly that from the first dealings with them they wanted to kill him heavily. In relieving the oppressed he admonished them to go and sin no more, lest a worse thing come upon them. He saw them as a large congregation of sheep without a father, a leader, and had compassion on them, and judged and pleading for them the favor of his Father.
Now It's Our TurnIn the heavenly court above where our High Priest ministers for us, we are requested to accept council because we are incriminated and have been brought before the courts of heaven. During this ‘reasoning together’ (mathing together) God most certainly will present words like: Have you considered (mathed) my son, Jesus, He died for every human sin, you know. He has provided a way out of this court for you. Then you would willingly act somewhat surprised, and say: yeah, I’d like that good word applied to my account. Then after the court it will be that ‘though thy sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow...’and after court is over, you will no more feel guilty but thankful, giving praise for what you knew was deserving of death for all that you have hurt, slighted, and maimed in your life.
In an even deeper explanation of the court, God might explain something like this: all these math things that the Law required of you, I (God) have also already done: i.e. relieved you, the oppressed; judged the fatherless: you who have lost connection with your maker; pleaded for the widow and widower: Adam and Eve, who both died when they ate of the tree; [we do the others: putting away, etc. because we have sin that needs to be confess and put away. We need to stop, because we are so easily addicted to sin. God does not need to do any of the things mentioned here. But tangentially, God has been implementing his plan to put sin away by cutting it off from the universe, as it were, and bringing it to a stop-end forever.] Man has always been in need of a mediator, a judge, since the fall. And God was there, even before the fall, mathing things out to make sure it will be well with our souls. Additionally, he invites us to be there in the mix of adjudicating our individual trial. Our involvement with him began in the Garden of Eden, and is what he wants with us still: this involvement has always been delineated as an intimate intense relationship, a coming around in the evening to just talk things; and now, for all of our life, he has been asking us to come and reason together with him. Come and do math with him like He had with Adam and Eve. What an enjoyable request. —Dumas fils