Hosea 6.6/Matthew 9.10-13
Hosea 6:6 Living Bible (TLB)
6 “I don’t want your sacrifices—I want your love; I don’t want your offerings—I want you to know me.
What God wants from us is not our sacrifices—but our love. He wants us to love Him with all our hearts, soul and body. He wants us to love us above all things and trust Him with all our hearts. That is the most important thing that He wants from us.
Giving offerings and sacrifices to be bless by God is not the same us loving and knowing Him. The more we know Him, the more we love Him and the more with love Him, the more our intimacy with Him grows. As this happens, the blessing of God naturally ropes on us.
The key is to always focus on knowing Him and loving Him.