1 Samuel 15:22
"...To obey is better than a sacrifice, and to pay attention than the fat of rams."
Saul earned the council he received at 1 Samuel 15:22 when he allowed animals that were devoted to destruction to live and even tried to justify his disobedience by saying it was for a good cause. We also have to be careful that we aren't trying to compensate for bad behavior by doing extra good things. Jehovah would rather our heartfelt obedience than service done with the wrong motive.
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