I Desire Mercy, Not Sacrifice: Bible Verses, Meaning, Bible Study, & Discussion.

I Desire Mercy, Not Sacrifice: Bible Verses, Meaning, Bible Study, & Discussion.
See also: Obedience Is Better Than Sacrifice.




Bible Verses:
Here is the I Desire Mercy Not Sacrifice Bible Verse from Matthew:
“But go and learn what this means: ‘I desire mercy, not sacrifice.’ For I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners.” ~ Matthew 9:13, NIV

Here is the I Desire Mercy Not Sacrifice Bible Verse from Hosea. Please see the following scripture translations to explore the meaning of this important scripture:

Hosea 6:6, NIV For I desire mercy, not sacrifice, and acknowledgment of God rather than burnt offerings.
Hosea 6:6, ESV For I desire steadfast love and not sacrifice, the knowledge of God rather than burnt offerings.
Hosea 6:6, NLT I want you to show love, not offer sacrifices. I want you to know me more than I want burnt offerings.

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Bible Study, Complete Bible References & Scriptures:
(Keep on reading for Thoughts, Discussion & Prayer)

Bible Reference #1: Matthew 9:9-13, NLT
As Jesus was walking along, he saw a man named Matthew sitting at his tax collector’s booth. “Follow me and be my disciple,” Jesus said to him. So Matthew got up and followed him. Later, Matthew invited Jesus and his disciples to his home as dinner guests, along with many tax collectors and other disreputable sinners. But when the Pharisees saw this, they asked his disciples, “Why does your teacher eat with such scum?” When Jesus heard this, he said, “Healthy people don’t need a doctor – sick people do.” Then he added, “Now go and learn the meaning of this Scripture: ‘I want you to show mercy, not offer sacrifices.’ For I have come to call not those who think they are righteous, but those who know they are sinners.”




Bible Reference #2: Matthew 12:1-8, NASB
At that time Jesus went through the grainfields on the Sabbath, and His disciples became hungry and began to pick the heads of grain and eat. But when the Pharisees saw this, they said to Him, “Look, Your disciples do what is not lawful to do on a Sabbath.” But He said to them, “Have you not read what David did when he became hungry, he and his companions, how he entered the house of God, and they ate the consecrated bread, which was not lawful for him to eat nor for those with him, but for the priests alone? Or have you not read in the Law, that on the Sabbath the priests in the temple break the Sabbath and are innocent? But I say to you that something greater than the temple is here. But if you had known what this means, ‘I desire compassion, and not a sacrifice,’ you would not have condemned the innocent. For the Son of Man is Lord of the Sabbath.”

Bible Reference #3: Hosea 6:6
Hosea 6:6, NIV For I desire mercy, not sacrifice, and acknowledgment of God rather than burnt offerings.
Hosea 6:6, NLT I want you to show love, not offer sacrifices. I want you to know me more than I want burnt offerings.
Hosea 6:6, ESV For I desire steadfast love and not sacrifice, the knowledge of God rather than burnt offerings.

Thoughts, Discussion & Prayer:
Dear Friends, I came across the above scripture multiple times as I read the Bible today. The words and actions that led up to this featured Bible Verse illustrate an important point – we must be so careful not to hold on so tightly to the letter of the law while completely forgetting the spirit of the law. Friends, we must be so careful not to approach our relationship with God as a rigid list of to-do’s, with check lists to mark off… slow to love, slow to show compassion, slow in being merciful, but so very quick to pat ourselves on the back because of how much we think we are sacrificing for God!

May God help us!

Prayer:
May we be quick to show mercy to others,
May we be quick to show compassion!
May we truly understand what it means to love one another!
May we thrive in a continually growing personal relationship with God,
Honoring and Glorifying God in all that we say and do!

May God’s approval be the most important thing to us;
May we seek to please God, not man.
May we always be agents of God’s love to others!
In Jesus’ name we pray, Amen.






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Bomi Jolly ~ JollyNotes.com

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