God Wants Righteous Living Not Mere Rituals
“How can we make up to you for what we’ve done? …“Shall we bow before the Lord with offerings of yearling calves?” Oh no! For if you offered him thousands of rams and [10,000] of rivers of olive oil—would that please him? Would he be satisfied? If you sacrificed your oldest child, would that make him glad? Then would he forgive your sins? Of course not! No, he has told you what he wants, and this is all it is: to be fair, just, merciful, and to walk humbly with your God” (Micah 6:6-8, TLB). “…The time is…here now, when true worshippers will worship the Father in spirit and in truth. The Father is looking for those who will worship Him that way” (John 4:23, NLT). “I will not accept your burnt offering…. Away with your… hymns of praise! …Instead, I want to see a mighty flood of justice, and endless river of righteous living” (Amos 5:22-24, TLB).
Bro. Graham F. Watts, Sr.