Free audio sermons: Get free audio sermons through this free Christan sermon podcast!

Saturday, April 27, 2013

Proverbs 21:3

"To do righteousness and justice Is more acceptable to the Lord than
sacrifice" (Proverbs 21:3 NASB). Men often think they can make up for a lack
of obedience by giving a little back to the Lord. To those under the Old
Covenant, sacrifices were not just a mere ceremonial observance, they were a
way of worshipping God, a way of fellowshipping with God and drawing near to
Him, a way of showing thanksgiving to God, and a way of seeking forgiveness
(Leviticus 1-5). To the Israelites, they were an essential part of having a
relationship with God. They were important and they were commanded, but they
were not accepted unless the worshipper met certain requirements. God wants
worshippers who are first obedient to His voice (cf. 1 Samuel 15:22-23).
This includes a moral obedience to be righteous and just. God does not care
about their sacrifices until they are striving to be obedient, righteous,
and just (cf. Isaiah 1:11-17).
Now, let's consider this principle under the New Covenant. Service to God in
one (or more) areas of our lives does not make up for disobedience in
another. Putting a little extra in the plate on Sunday does not make up for
sin; the purpose of offering is to show thankfulness, not to seek
forgiveness (cf. 2 Corinthians 9:7, 12-13). God does not care how much we
study His word if we do not follow it (cf. James 1:22-25). God does not care
about a person's "religion" if they haven't bridled their tongues,
restraining them from lying, gossip, and slander (cf. James 1:26, 3:8-12). A
moral lifestyle does not make up for forsaking the assemblies of the saints
(cf. Hebrews 10:25) and attending worship does not make up for an immoral
lifestyle (cf. John 4:24). God does not care how much we do for Him, if we
are serving another master (cf. Matthew 6:24). We seek first the Kingdom of
God and His righteousness (Matthew 6:33).

Jeremy Sprouse

No comments:

Post a Comment

Note: Only a member of this blog may post a comment.

How to be saved

Are you wondering how to be saved? Are you searching for information on how to be saved? Do you want to know what God requires you to do to be saved from your sins? Learn how to be saved from sin and have heaven you home by visiting today! There is also a good discussion on how to be saved at

Bible commentary search engine

Bible commentary on

Bible commentary listing and Bible blog posts on

Bible commentary listing

A great listing for my Bible commentary material is

On line Bible commentary

My Bible commentary books are now listed on, a VERY useful web site! Check out this neat web site and my profile there at this link:

naymz and bible commentary information

I just learned about and found this to be another great tool to advertise the Bible commentary and Bible study information from - check out my bible commentary profile at this link:

Commentary on the Bible listing has helped me promote the "Bible commentary" products from - my "yelp listing" is here: Bible commentary profile

I added my "Bible commentary" profile to flickr and it was EASY! Check it out at

I just joined, a very interesting web site! My "bible commentary" profile is here - - and I was able to include a link to my new "First Corinthians commentary" which is also part of Google books.

Blogs from

Are you interested in blogging? If you are looking for a "free blog" that is EASY to use, check out You can be up in running in just minutes - here is my first "Bible commentary" blog post:

Blog Archive