In fact, this is love for God: to keep his commands. 1 John 5:3
I can do all the good works one can muster
I can sing His praise (in tune even!)
I can attend church every time the doors are open
I can lead a Bible Class
I can stay busy for Jesus
But if I am not obeying God’s commands
in the small things as well as the more “visible” things,
He is not receiving my love.
And that breaks my heart.
“You do not delight in sacrifice, or I would bring it;
you do not take pleasure in burnt offerings.
The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit;
a broken and contrite heart, O God, you will not despise.