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16 Wash yourselves; make yourselves clean;
remove the evil of your doings
from before my eyes;
cease to do evil,
17 learn to do good;
rescue the oppressed,
defend the orphan,
plead for the widow.
When we stink so badly that God doesn’t want to go around us, a spiritual bath is desperately needed. God stands ready to help us, but it is clear that it is our responsibility to choose to remove evil from our lives. Once it is gone, it is to be gone completely.
We may be so distant from God and his ways that we have to “learn to do good.” A great place to learn how to do good is to immerse ourselves in the life of Jesus by regularly reading the Gospels (the first four books of the New Testament).
God’s justice involves caring for the vulnerable people of our world. I am humbled by the efforts of people I know who assist the still suffering addict, the homeless and immigrants.
Children fit the “vulnerable” category, too. I praise God for people who see the education of and ministry to children as important.
Dear God, we change our way of life; we take a spiritual bath today. We praise you for people who serve the vulnerable, suffering and broken. We ask you to show us how we can be a part of your healing love.
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