Saul tried to use the excuse that he was
going to use the animals
he spared as sacrifices to God.
Saul reasoned that surely God wouldn't mind
this, as he was
doing it for Him.Was God
Absolutely not!This led to Samuel's famous phrase "to obey is better than sacrifice".
We need to ask ourselves this same
question:"Is it better to obey than to sacrifice?"Samuel clearly thought so.
How about if we rephrase the question a
bit:"Is celebrating Christmas (with its pagan-derived
practices) with the
sincere goal of worshipping the True God actually better than obeying God's clear commands to
refrain from any
sort of worship that involves pagan practices to begin with?“