Monday of the 2nd Week in Ordinary Time, 18th January 2016
“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, to listen than the fat of rams. For rebellion is as the sin of divination and stubbornness is as inquity and idolatry.”
(1 Samuel 5:22-23)
Today Samuel confronts Saul who chose to follow his way and the way of his people disregarding God’s instructions. We are called to let go of those bad habits that push us away from God but we tend to feel we can have both, “we take back the spoils in our lives we ought to have destroyed” the moment we renounced sin. We fail to obey Him who wants the best for us. God doesn’t want some heroic sacrifice from you; all he asks is that you obey Him, there is no better pathway to gaining graces from God than through obedience.
So what are you willing to sacrifice for God? Your obedience is a perfect sacrifice. How you you plan on walking in His ways today? Make your way blameless and let God show you His salvation: Live in obedience of Him.