In Isaiah chapter 1 God address a community who appears to be incredibly devout. This community regularly offers a multitude of sacrifices; and while typically vast quantities means shoddy quality, in this case the community excelled in both copiousness and caliber, bringing God the fat of well-fed beasts ranging from bulls, to lambs, to goats. To which God says, “Who has required of you this trampling of My courts? Bring no more vain offerings. I cannot endure your solemn assemblies! They are a burden to Me; My soul hates them, and I am weary of bearing them. When you spread out your hands, I will hide My eyes from you; even though you make many prayers, I will not listen.” God goes on to tell this extremely religious community to remove the evil of their deeds from before His eyes, and cease doing evil. God tells these folks to learn to do good, seek justice, and correct oppression; specifically bringing justice to the fatherless, and pleading the widow’s cause. God says, “Zion shall be redeemed by justice, and those in her who repent, by righteousness. …Come now, let us reason together” says the LORD, “Though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they are red like crimson, they shall become like wool.” Selah.