My Obedience Written by Suzi
Proverbs 17:1 "Better is a dry morsel, and quietness therewith, than an house full of SACRIFICES with strife"
It made me start to think about sacrifices....
Am I as a wife more prone to be obedient or to do what I want and make a few sacrifices that bring strife? Or in everyday life....do I obey the laws or not? Do I speed to get somewhere for the convience of it knowing it is wrong but thinking it is worth paying the fine for? WHAT IS THIS TEACHING MY CHILDREN?
Let me see what the Lord says...
Prov 21:3 "To do justice and judgment is more acceptable to the LORD than sacrifice."
1 Samuel 15:22 "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."
God tells me plainly that my obedience is better or more desirable than doing wrong and paying the consequences or saying I am sorry. When I studied further I found more of what God's desire really is.
Micah 6:7&8 "Will the LORD be pleased with thousands of rams, or with ten thousands of rivers of oil? shall I give my firstborn for my transgression, the fruit of my body for the sin of my soul? 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?"
Psalm 51:16-17 "For thou desirest not sacrifice; else would I give it: thou delightest not in burnt offering. The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit: a broken and a contrite heart, O God, thou wilt not despise."
Isaiah 1 11 To what purpose is the multitude of your sacrifices unto me? saith the LORD: I am full of the burnt offerings of rams, and the fat of fed beasts; and I delight not in the blood of bullocks, or of lambs, or of he goats. 16 Wash you, make you clean; put away the evil of your doings from before mine eyes; cease to do evil;
4 For it is not possible that the blood of bulls and of goats should take away sins. 5 Wherefore when he cometh into the world, he saith, Sacrifice and offering thou wouldest not, but a body hast thou prepared me: 6 In burnt offerings and sacrifices for sin thou hast had no pleasure. 7 Then said I, Lo, I come (in the volume of the book it is written of me,) to do thy will, O God. 8 Above when he said, Sacrifice and offering and burnt offerings and offering for sin thou wouldest not, neither hadst pleasure therein; which are offered by the law; 9 Then said he, Lo, I come to do thy will, O God. He taketh away the first, that he may establish the second. 10 By the which will we are sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all.