Find practical ideas for drawing closer to God's Word at our Scripture Engagement section.
1:11 sacrifices. These were the central visible observances of Old Testament religion. Although God had ordered them to be performed, they were of no value without obedience from the heart (vv. 16, 17; 1 Sam. 15:22, 23; Ps. 51:16, 17; Mic. 6:6–8; Matt. 23:23).
do not delight. The Lord’s distaste for sacrifices offered by those who do evil (v. 16) is expressed with increasing sharpness: “I cannot endure” (v. 13); “my soul hates” (v. 14).