"I don't want your sacrifices----
I want your love;
I don't want your offerings----
I want you to know me."
~ Hosea 6:6 LAB
Bible Commentary: "Religious rituals can help people understand God and nourish their relationship with Him. That is why God instituted circumcision and the sacrificial system in the Old Testament and baptism and the Lord's Supper in the New. But a religious ritual is helpful only if it is carried out with an attitude of love and obedience to God. If one's heart if far from God, ritual becomes empty mockery. God didn't want the Israelites' rituals, he wanted their hearts. Why do we worship? What is the motive behind our 'offerings' and 'sacrifices'?"