OBEDIENCE OR SACRIFICE
1 Samuel 15:22 But Samuel replied: “Does the LORD delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices as much as in obeying the voice of the LORD? To obey is better than sacrifice, and to heed is better than the fat of rams.
Matthew 19:17â€œWhy do you ask me about what is good?â€ Jesus replied. â€œThere is only One who is good. If you want to enter life, obey the commandments.â€18â€œWhich ones?â€ the man inquired.Jesus replied, â€œâ€˜Do not murder, do not commit adultery, do not steal, do not give false testimony, 19 honor your father and mother,â€™ and â€˜love your neighbor as yourself.â€™20â€œAll these I have kept,â€ the young man said. â€œWhat do I still lack?21 Jesus answered, â€œIf you want to be perfect, go, sell your possessions and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven. Then come, followÂ me.â€ 22 When the young man heard this, he went away sad, because he had great wealth.
(When we obey God it keeps us in a continual relationship with Him.Â Â Causing us to grow, and grow to be more like Him. Â Being made in His own image by learning in His ways.Â This also will bring us into a higher place of wisdom & knowledge, so He can use us for His higher purposes for our lives! You can not have a pure love, until you accept the love of Jesus Christ into your life as your personal Savior.Â He is the one that makes all things possible, because He loved us first! God is your only source of freedom from bondage’s when your walking in His Holy Presence.Â All of these things are pleasing to Him, but by obeying Him it will produce better things in you! )