And Samuel said, Hath the LORD as great delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices, as in obeying the voice of the LORD? Behold, to obey is better than sacrifice, and to hearken than the fat of rams.” 1Samuel 15:22
“And Samuel said, “Has the LORD as great delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices, as in obeying the voice of the LORD? Behold, to obey is better than sacrifice, and to listen than the fat of rams” ESV
What is God speaking to you & me about today? What is He calling us away from or out of? What dangers could we be subconsciously or worse still, consciously, putting ourselves in? Had King Soul waited for The Prophet Samuel to offer the sacrifice up to God which only God’s ordained Levite Priest were anointed to perform, he would still be king and but he didn’t wait for Samuel to arrive before and not only lost the battle but his kingship too. Obedience to the will & Word of God is key to eternal life. It’s the choice literally between life or death. Let us seek first His Kingdom and all its righteousness and all will be given to us. Disobedience leads to a fall. Obedience is better than sacrificing all God promised us and His word doesn’t return void?