August 16: “I Desire Hesed, Not Sacrifice” (Matthew 9:13, 12:7)

Jesus defied the Pharisees’ ideals of worship through sacrifice, because such a concept is the wrong way to approach Christian life. Though it may sound righteous, sacrifice forces us to think more of ourselves than of others. Instead, God calls His people to show loving kindness and mercy toward one another, to engage in genuine fellowship with hesed in our hearts.

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