Read Proverbs 21 today.

​Proverbs 21:3 NLT
[3] The LORD is more pleased when we do what is right and just than when we offer him sacrifices.
I find this particular proverb to be interesting. As a pastor, I have learned that one of the challenges all pastors face is how to encourage and motivate the people of the congregations they serve to live out what they say they believe.
It is relatively easy to get people to follow many of the ‘religious’ acts of worship: stand up or sit down at the right time or turn to the correct page of the hymnal and mouth the words. These things are important to draw the worshipping community together as we focus on God.
However, what happens when we move from corporate worship into the other parts of our lives? Are our lives so compartmentalized that we can turn off our experience of and relationship with God once we leave corporate worship? How does our worship of God impact our relationships with other people?
Our worship of God should lead us to a greater relationship with Him, and with the people God has created.
The LORD is more pleased when we do what is right and just than when we offer him sacrifices.