Surely, to obey is better than sacrifice, and to heed than the fat of rams.
I Samuel 15:22
Saul, the first king of Israel, will lose that position because he felt that, as king, he could also assume the role of the absent priest. This is the hard lesson that he must absorb. Sacrifice in itself has no value unless it represents the willing heart. Too late, Saul learns that boundaries are part of every life, including that of the king.
In prayer, let us ponder this lesson and make it ours.