“Now, Israel, what does the LORD your God require from you, but to fear the LORD your God, to walk in all His ways and love Him, and to serve the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul.” (Deuteronomy 10:12 )
Samuel said, “Has the LORD as much delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices
As in obeying the voice of the LORD?
Behold, to obey is better than sacrifice, and to heed than the fat of rams.” (1 Samuel 15:22 )
“Sacrifice and meal offering You have not desired;
My ears You have opened;
Burnt offering and sin offering You have not required.” (Psalm 40:6 )
Shall I eat the flesh of bulls or drink the blood of male goats?
Offer to God a sacrifice of thanksgiving
And pay your vows to the Most High (Psalm 50:13-14)
For You do not delight in sacrifice, otherwise I would give it;
You are not pleased with burnt offering.
The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit;
a broken and a contrite heart, O God, You will not despise. (Psalm 51:16-17)