Thursday, February 23, 2017

Because Obedience Is Better

Because obedience is better than sacrifice
It behooves us, does it not
To become deeply acquainted
With the commandments from God

Because of sin’s inherent seed
Man’s nature conflicts with God’s law
It is impossible to heed
His ‘Thou shalt’ without holy awe

Sometimes we try to justify
Our apathy with pious ruse
The love of God pours from on high
And offers grace but not excuse

Because obedience is better than sacrifice
We should with humble diligence
Acquaint this soul-fraught edifice
With Hope’s righteous requirements

© Janet Martin

 But Samuel replied: "Does the LORD delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices as much as in obeying the LORD? To obey is better than sacrifice, and to heed is better than the fat of rams.

1 Sam. 15:22

More food-for-thought here @ today's 1-min. bible love note

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Thank you for your visit to this porch. I'd love to hear if or how this post/poem touched you!