Well we found another eye opener. We have to explain one thing first. The sacrificial system was done away with through Yeshua (Jesus). Actually though through HIM the sacrificial system is still in place. WE still have sin, need blood to atone for them, and an altar. When we sin we have to come before the altar (pray) with a blood offering (Jesus) and ask for forgiveness (repent). Now onto to …what we found. Many, many are taught to throw away the Old Testament commands. By this theology we are taught we don’t have to obey ALL the commands just some of them. Well look at what Yahweh (God) says through HIS prophet Samuel about obeying HIS commands; ALL OF THEM.
1 Samuel 15:22 “Does the Lord delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices as much as in obeying the Lord? To obey is better than sacrifice, and to heed is better than the fat of rams. 23 For rebellion is like the sin of divination, and arrogance like the evil of idolatry. Because you have rejected the word of the Lord, he has rejected you as king.”
Shown to us again here: Hosea 6:6 For I desire mercy, not sacrifice, and acknowledgment of God rather than burnt offerings
And again here: Matthew 9:13 Go and learn what this means, ‘I desire mercy, and not sacrifice.’ For I came not to call the righteous, but sinners.”
Yahweh (God) tells us through Samuel he demands we OBEY HIM. It is better than anything we can do. Take a minute to think deeply about that. Are we obeying HIS commands in mainstream Christianity? By obeying HIS commands we show the most important thing we can and that is FAITH. Through Faith we are compelled to obey.
“Always Learning” Biblical Truth
John 14:15 IF you love ME you will keep MY commands