To do justice and judgment is more acceptable to the Lord than sacrifice.He hath shewed thee, O man, what is good; and what doth the LORD require of thee, but to do justly, and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with thy God? - 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. - To love him with all the heart, and with all the understanding, and with all the soul, and with all the strength, and to love his neighbour as himself, is more than all whole burnt offerings and sacrifices.Therefore turn thou to thy God: keep mercy and judgment, and wait on thy God continually. - Mary ... sat at Jesus' feet, and heard his word. One thing is needful: and Mary hath chosen that good part, which shall not be taken away from her.It is God which worketh in you both to will and to do of his good pleasure.PROV. 21:3. Mic. 6:8. I Sam. 15:22. Matt. 12:33. Hos. 12:6. Luke 10:39,42. Phi. 2:13.
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Broken BreadDAILY DEVOTIONS FROM THE DAILY LIGHTbyEvan HopkinsTo do justice and judgement is more acceptable to the LORD than sacrifice.--Prov. 21:3Was not SACRAFICE appointed by Jehovah Himself? Were not all those Levitical ordinances divinely instituted? And was not their observance divinely commanded? Undoubtedly. But they were not intended to take the place of that moral obedience which the law of God had from the beginning required. These outward "shadows of good things to come" were often sadly abused. There were those who substituted the external form for the inward spiritual condition. Nay more, there were those who multiplied outward ceremonials as a set off to sinful indulgences. "The 'Corban' sacrifice stood in the room of filial obligation. The lesser service of 'anise and cummin' were scrupulously observed to the neglect of 'the weightier matters of the law--JUDGEMENT, mercy, and faith' (Matt. 23:23). Justly therefore did our Lord commend the 'discretion' of the Scribe, who gave the due place and proportion to the ceremonial and moral service (Mark 12:34). Both are His requirements; and a soundly instructed conscience will aim at both."