The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from King James Bible:|
didst fly upon the spoil, and didst evil in the sight of the LORD?
SA1 15:20 And Saul said unto Samuel, Yea, I have obeyed the voice of
the LORD, and have gone the way which the LORD sent me, and have brought
Agag the king of Amalek, and have utterly destroyed the Amalekites.
SA1 15:21 But the people took of the spoil, sheep and oxen, the chief
of the things which should have been utterly destroyed, to sacrifice
unto the LORD thy God in Gilgal.
SA1 15:22 And Samuel said, Hath 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 hearken than the fat of rams.
SA1 15:23 For rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft, and stubbornness
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