“Do not bring any more meaningless offerings; I consider your incense detestable! You observe new moon festivals, Sabbaths, and convocations, but I cannot tolerate sin-stained celebrations!”
Israel displeased God because the people carried through with the ritual of sacrifices and worship, but left their hearts behind. The prophet thundered condemnation and urged repentance.
God wants the whole person. He desires our undivided heart. Less than total commitment is unacceptable to him. What are we keeping back from him?