Sin and Self-Deceit
A Sermon on 1 Samuel 15:22-23
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.
For rebellion is as the sin of divination,
and presumption is as iniquity and idolatry.
Because you have rejected the word of the LORD,
he has also rejected you from being king.” (ESV)
The place of the Law and prophets in the Old Testament; the message of the prophets; the subtlety of sin and the example of Saul; man excludes himself from sin; depending on works.