"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."
I like this because it seems like the Lord is sitting in front of us, saying this to us in person: ... I know that your life is sort of messed up. Let me help you get back on track. We can get you back to feeling clean and good and confident. Here's how. :) And then he gives us some awesome fatherly advice about how he will help us do all of that. First, we need to clean up our acts. We need to be clean inside and out and stop doing things that make us feel filthy. ... After we stop doing the bad stuff, we need to start learning to do the good stuff. Replace our bad actions with some good ones. :) And some advice on good things to do. :) And the final verse... no matter how bad you feel or what you've done, let's work on it. Though it seems impossible to change, if we work on it together, we can make it happen.
Today, let's sit down with God and work on our lives. No matter where we are, we can improve our happiness and satisfaction with life as we work with him on improving ourselves.