To Obey is Better Than Sacrifice

And Samuel said, “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 listen than the fat of rams.

1 Samuel 15:22

To do righteousness and justice is more acceptable to the Lord than sacrifice.

Proverbs 21:3

And if you had known what this means, ‘I desire mercy, and not sacrifice,’ you would not have condemned the guiltless.

(Jesus, speaking to the Pharisees.) Matthew 12:7