Proverbs 21:3 Daily Devotional
This was written at the height of animal sacrifice in Israel, so to say sacrifice is secondary to anything is controversial. The Lord would rather have someone act justly than just sacrifice.
If we’re honest, this is still controversial today. Many people would rather know what they should give up to be accepted by the Lord and ignore doing the right thing.
I fall into that category sometimes. I wonder if you might, too. We must remind ourselves, though, that sacrifice isn’t always the only response. We have to focus also on doing the right thing.
Help me to discern the right thing. Show me when sacrifice is necessary, but also show me when to do the right thing. It’s in Jesus’ name I pray, amen.