GOD told King Saul to destroy the Amalekites and everything they owned. Saul decided to keep the BEST of the flocks and herds and offer "some" as a sacrifice to GOD. Is that the same as saying, "my way is better than GOD'S"? If everything belongs to GOD and is HIS, so there can be no "SACRIFICE" of something that is not ours? Our own "Free Will" can only belong to GOD when we give it to HIM. SACRIFICE IS FLESH, OBEDIENCE IS SPIRITUAL. 1 Samuel 15:22, "...Behold, to obey is better than sacrifice". So, what brought us closer to GOD these past forty days; OUR SACRIFICES OR OUR OBEDIENCE? The ULTIMATE AND ONLY SACRIFICE we may give is the GIVING OF OUR OWN FREE WILL. "BE IT YOUR WILL, not mine..." (Mark 14:36).
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