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William MacDonald

God is far more interested in how we treat other people than in how many religious ceremonies we go through. He prefers mercy to sacrifice. He places practical morality above ritual. It might seem strange to read that God doesn't desire sacrifice, because it was He who instituted the sacrificial system in the first place. But there is no contradiction. While it is true that He ordered the people to bring sacrifices and offerings, He never intended these to take the place of justice and...

Bible Verses: Matthew 9:13Proverbs 21:3Isaiah 1:10-17Isaiah 58:6-7Isaiah 66:3Amos 5:21-24Micah 6:6-8Matthew 23:14Matthew 23:23Matthew 5:24

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James Russell Miller

John 12:26

"Whoever serves me - must follow me." If he would be My servant; if he would belong to Me - let him follow me. Let him live as I live, come close after Me in spirit, in manner of life, walk in My steps. "Where I am - there shall also my servant be." To follow Christ here, in this world, in the way He marks out, is to follow Him also in His exaltation, to reward, to heavenly honor. To share His cross ...

Bible Verses: John 12:26Genesis 18:19Proverbs 21:3

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Samuel Bagster

He has shown you, O man, what is good; and what does the Lord require of you but to do justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with your God? § Has the Lord as great 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. § To love Him with all the heart, with all the understanding, with all the soul, and with all the strength, and to love one’s neighbor as oneself, is more than all the...

Bible Verses: Proverbs 21:3Micah 6:81 Samuel 15:22Mark 12:33Hosea 12:6Luke 10:39Luke 10:42Philippians 2:13

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