In sacrifice and offering you have not delighted, but you have given me an open ear. Burnt offering and sin offering you have not required. Then I said, “Behold, I have come; in the scroll of the book it is written of me: I delight to do your will, O my God; your law is within my heart” Psalm 40:6-8 (ESV)

1. God wants perfect worship

A. Worship required

“In sacrifice and offering you have not delighted … Sin offering you have not required.”

Man’s sense of morality “goes beyond anything that can be ‘given’ in the facts of experience.” “All men alike stand condemned, not by alien codes of ethics, but by their own. All men therefore are conscious of guilt.” — C.S. Lewis

If anyone of the common people sins unintentionally in doing any one of the things that by the LORD’s commandments ought not to be done, and realizes his guilt, or the sin which he has committed is made known to him, he shall bring for his offering a goat, a female without blemish, for his sin which he has committed. And he shall lay his hand on the head of the sin offering and kill the sin offering in the place of burnt offering. And the priest shall take some of its blood with his finger and put it on the horns of the altar of burnt offering and pour out all the rest of its blood at the base of the altar. And all its fat he shall remove, as the fat is removed from the peace offerings, and the priest shall burn it on the altar for a pleasing aroma to the LORD. And the priest shall make atonement for him, and he shall be forgiven. — Leviticus 4:27-31

“Without the shedding of blood there is no remission of sins.”

B. Worship desired

2. God wants a perfect worshipper

Then I said, “Behold, I have come; in the scroll of the book it is written of me: I delight to do your will, O my God; your law is within my heart”

It would be idolatry for God to delight IN anyone other than God.

“The One to work the will of you, O my God, I WAS WANTED”.

Consequently, when Christ came into the world, he said, “Sacrifices and offerings you have not desired, but a body have you prepared for me; in burnt offerings and sin offerings you have taken no pleasure. Then I said, ‘Behold, I have come to do your will, O God, as it is written of me in the scroll of the book.” — Hebrews 10:5-7 (ESV)

A. Perfect delight

And he said to me, “Son of man, eat whatever you find here. Eat this scroll, and go, speak to the house of Israel.” So I opened my mouth, and he gave me this scroll to eat. And he said to me, “Son of man, feed your belly with this scroll that I give you and fill your stomach with it.” Then I ate it, and it was in my mouth as sweet as honey. And he said to me, “Son of man, go to the house of Israel and speak with my words to them. — Ezekiel 3:1-4

Moses was faithful in all God’s house as a servant, to testify to the things that were to be spoken later, but Christ is faithful over God’s house as a son. — Hebrews 3:5-6

B. Perfect work

“My food is to do the will of him who sent me and to accomplish his work” — John 4:34

1. Open your ears

2. Believe who God has sent

“What must we do, to be doing the works of God?” Jesus answered them, “This is the work of God, that you believe in him whom he has sent” — John 6:28-29

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