New King James Version | NKJV

Proverbs 21:3

To do righteousness and justice
Is more acceptable to the LORD than sacrifice.

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Reflective Thinking

To God, to do the right and just thing is better than to sacrifice… That’s interesting, aye? I interpret it this way, God is saying doing something good and just for others (God and people) is better than to give up or sacrifice something that we value. I think sometimes sacrifice can be an act of righteousness and justice but most of the time it’s self-focused and more like giving up something vs giving away something. With that said, I think personal sacrifice is a good and valuable thing as well. Some of the most powerful experiences with the Lord were during times of fasting, sacrificing my flesh by not eating and refraining from technology addictions.

Action Idea

Let’s make it a point to prioritize action, service, and giving to God and others first before sacrifice.