to obey is better than sacrifice

To Obey is Better than Sacrifice – 1 Samuel 15:22

It is easy to substitute outward forms of worship for the heartfelt obedience that should accompany salvation. But God is more interested in what is inside me than in what I show the world. To obey is better than sitting in a pew on Sunday, singing songs and tossing some money in the plate. If I am not living in obedience to him, then I am wasting my time with the rituals of worship.