Isaiah 1:10,16-20; Ps 50 To the upright I will show the saving power of God; Matt 23:1-12
Here again are the words of Isaiah spoken to the people of Israel.
"Wash yourselves clean! Put away your misdeeds from before my eyes; cease doing evil; learn to do good. Make justice your aim: redress the wronged, hear the orphan's plea, defend the widow."
We get right with God in order that we may be right with others.
Drawing close to God is not a one lane street. It is a street that has many lanes, a street that carries with it many souls.
Too often we look upon our life or relationship with God as if it is just a dance between Him and ourselves rather than realizing that the dance floor has many partners waiting in line.
When my sister got married many moons ago, there was the dollar dance in which people would pay a dollar or clip a dollar on to her dress so that they could dance with her. This went on for as long as the song. There were numerous dance partners rotating it seemed every second or so.
I think this is how it is with God. We dance with God so that we might dance with others and we are constantly be asked for a dance by the many we encounter in our daily walk.
We can not look past them. We cannot ignore them. They too have danced with our Father in heaven. They too are our Father asking for a dance with us.
"The greatest among you must be servant."
"Whoever exalts himself will be humbles; but whoever humbles himself will be exalted."