Obedience- is better than Sacrifice

Proverbs 21:3 "To do righteousness and justice is more acceptable to the Lord than sacrifice."

Let me tell you a little story:
Gutenberg grew up trying to make a printing press, and eventually he did. (He was the inventor of it) He start printing books. Then he started to print... the Bible. Was that good of him to do? Of course! But there was one little problem... He went into debt doing it. He kept borrowing money over and over again, and because he couldn't pay his taxes... he went bankrupt!

So Gutenberg, instead of doing what he was told to do in the Bible (when Jesus says " ...give to Cesar what is Cesar's..."(pay your taxes) He wanted to do something that God had not told him to do. He did want to do something great for God, but...

God is more pleased with us obeying Him, than He is with us trying to please God with our own works. God is pleased with sacrifice, obviously, because it's written "...is more acceptable to the Lord..." So, first, obedience then sacrifice.

All for the glory of God,


Anonymous March 16, 2008 at 10:41 PM  


Anonymous March 17, 2008 at 7:04 PM  

I'll try this again and hope I have the same thoughts. We all know about Gutenburg, a very famous man, but we never think of him as being disobedient. Do you remember seeing a Gutenburg Bible at the Huntington Library? It was huge. Not a Bible you could hold in your hand. Disobedience is common I think. We fool ourself when we do "our will" and convince ourself that God agrees with us.



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