Sacrifice and offering you did not desire; my ears have you opened: burnt offering and sin offering have you not required.…
I. SOME CASES IN WHICH THE CHRISTIAN DELIGHTS TO DO THE WILL OF GOD.
1. In the acts and offices of religious worship.
2. In the faithful discharge of those duties which he owes to his fellow-creatures.
3. In the good government of himself, and the practice of temperance and self-denial.
II. SOME OF THE CHIEF FRUITS OR EFFECTS OF IT.
1. Cheerfulness, an habitual vivacity and gladness of heart in the exercise of our moral and religious duties, both in the time of our wealth and in the time of suffering and tribulation.
2. A firm confidence in God's protection and goodness, a cheerful apprehension of His perpetual presence and overruling providence, and a deep-rooted persuasion of His merciful disposition towards us, and of the truth and excellence of His promises.
3. A humble but stedfast hope of everlasting happiness, grounded on His promises in Christ, and brought home to the mind of the believer in the way of just inference and reasonable collection.
Parallel VersesKJV: Sacrifice and offering thou didst not desire; mine ears hast thou opened: burnt offering and sin offering hast thou not required.