Behold, to obey is better than sacrifice,

19/10/2013 12:31

Behold, to obey is better than sacrifice, {# } 1S 3:22 p.m.

Saul was ordered to kill all the Amalekites and their livestock. Instead of doing this, it has preserved the king, and accepted that his people take the best horse and the best sheep. When he was called to justify himself, he said he did in order to offer a sacrifice to God, but Samuel made ​​him immediately discover that the sacrifices were not a valid excuse for an act of free rebellion. The sentence before us is worthy to be printed in letters of gold , and to be hung before the eyes of this generation idol , which is pushed to the ornaments of worship, but totally negligent of God's laws . It remains forever in your memory: to remain strictly in the path of your commands Savior is much better than any outward form of religion, and to listen to his precept with an attentive ear is better than making the fat rams, or anything else valuable placed on the altar . If you do not follow any orders Christ to his disciples , I pray that you're not longer disobedient . All claims that you expose your attachment to your Master, and all devout actions you can perform are not rewards for disobedience. " Obey , " even in the lightest and smallest of things , " is better than sacrifice ," even more spectacular . Why Gregorian chants , sumptuous robes , incense , and banners ? The first thing God requires of her child is obedience , and although you can deliver your body to be burned , and all your goods to feed the poor , if you do not listen to the commandments of the Lord, all these things you will be of no benefit . It is a blessed thing to be taught as a child thing, but it is more blessed when someone has learned the lesson thing, and puts it into practice . How adorn their temples and decorate their priests, but refuse to obey the word of the Lord ! My soul , that this is not your way of acting .