Behold, to obey is better than sacrifice.

Spent the first half of morning watching the Elijah Cartoon with my boys. Had to pluck out these verses to share with him, as I was sharing with him that God desires obedience than sacrifice.
Short and simple command from God! Just Obey!
1 Samuel 15:22 – “Behold, to obey is better than sacrifice.”

While looking for the above verse, I came across this verse too:
Hosea 6:6 – For I desired mercy, and not sacrifice; and the knowledge of God more than burnt offerings.
God desire mercy and knowledge of God from us.
Hebrew word for
Mercy is “Checed” which means 1. goodness, kindness, faithfulness 2. a reproach, shame
Knowledge is “Da`ath” which means knowledge, perception, skill, discernment, understanding, wisdom.

Cool! At least I know I do not have to cut myself to please God. We have been passed from judgment into everlasting grace through Jesus Christ.

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~ by ymsim on 2010/03/20.

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