Today is Sunday, 3 April in the year 2022, and our bible verse of the day will be taken from the book of 1 samuel 15:22.
“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 heed than the fat of rams.1 samuel 15:22.
When Saul went to war with the Amalekites, God commanded him to kill everything including human beings.
But Saul disobeyed God and rather took away cattle and sheep, including the King and loots.
When God sent Samuel with a message to Saul, he responded that he planned on using the cattle and sheep as a sacrifice offering to God.
That was why Samuel told Saul the words we see in our Bible verse for today 3 march 2022.
Now Saul’s idea was that after disobeying God, he will be able to bribe Him with the offering.
So many Christians today are still following the mentality of Saul today.
After going against the word of God in the bible, they think by going to church to pay their tithes and offerings, they will be able to make God overlook their sins.
But today God warns us through the prophet Samuel that he values obedience more than sacrifice.
Obeying God is a forerunner of wahatever blessings we need in life.
So instead of wasting our time trying to bribe our way with whatever thing we offer unto Him, we should focus more on living by the words of God in the bible.
You can read a sermon on obedience is better than sacrifice today.
You can read our word of God for today below: