God's Desires

Most Relevant Verses

Job 14:15

[Then] You would call and I would answer You; You would yearn for [me] the work of Your hands.

Matthew 9:13

Go and learn what this means: I desire mercy [that is, readiness to help those in trouble] and not sacrifice and sacrificial victims. For I came not to call and invite [to repentance] the righteous (those who are upright and in right standing with God), but sinners (the erring ones and all those not free from sin).

Matthew 12:7

And if you had only known what this saying means, I desire mercy [readiness to help, to spare, to forgive] rather than sacrifice and sacrificial victims, you would not have condemned the guiltless.

Mark 3:13

And He went up on the hillside and called to Him [ for Himself] those whom He wanted and chose, and they came to Him.

Galatians 5:17

For the desires of the flesh are opposed to the [Holy] Spirit, and the [desires of the] Spirit are opposed to the flesh (godless human nature); for these are antagonistic to each other [continually withstanding and in conflict with each other], so that you are not free but are prevented from doing what you desire to do.

Psalm 50:12

If I were hungry, I would not tell you, for the world and its fullness are Mine.

Psalm 40:6

Sacrifice and offering You do not desire, nor have You delight in them; You have given me the capacity to hear and obey [Your law, a more valuable service than] burnt offerings and sin offerings [which] You do not require.

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