“Behold, to obey is better than sacrifice.” 1 Samuel 15:22
Saul had been commanded by the Lord God, to slay utterly all the Amalekites and their cattle. Instead of doing so, he preserved the king, and suffered his people to take the best of the oxen and of the sheep. When called upon by Samuel to account for this, he declared that he did it with a view of offering sacrifice to God; but Samuel met him at once with the assurance that sacrifices were no excuse for an act of direct rebellion.
·Always remember to keep strictly in the path of your Saviour’s command.
·To hearken to His precept with an attentive ear is better than to bring the fat of rams, or any other precious thing to lay upon His altar.
·All the pretensions you make of attachment to your Master, and all the devout actions which you may perform, are no recompense for disobedience.
·”To obey,” even in the slightest and smallest thing, “is better than sacrifice.”
How many adorn their temples and decorate their priests, but refuse to obey the word of the Lord! God have mercy on us.
Have a God-filled Weekend.
JESUS LOVES YOU!
Pastor Stephen Mandapalli