What God Wants from Us

By Greg Laurie

What is more pleasing to the LORD: your burnt offerings and sacrifices or your obedience to his voice? Listen! Obedience is better than sacrifice, and submission is better than offering the fat of rams.”
—1 Samuel 15:22

Things were going from bad to worse for King Saul. He already had disobeyed God by offering a sacrifice instead of waiting for the prophet Samuel to do it. And now he had partially obeyed God in another matter.

God commanded Saul to go against His enemies, the Amalekites, and destroy them. So, Saul went out and defeated them in battle. But instead of destroying what they had, he kept the spoils.

When the prophet Samuel arrived, Saul went out to greet him, saying, “May the Lord bless you. . . . I have carried out the Lord’s command!” (1 Samuel 15:13).

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Luke 21:36 "Watch therefore, and pray always that you may be counted worthy to escape all these things that will come to pass, and to stand before the Son of Man."

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