For I desire mercy, not sacrifice, and acknowledgment of God rather than burnt offerings. … I want you to show love, not offer sacrifices. I want you to know me …
To seek mercy is the desire to love God and all mankind, and not a sacrifice of burnt offering to meet a law obligation.
Of course you will also find this written in The Holy Bible,
English Standard Version
12 “If I were hungry, I would not tell you, for the world and its fullness are mine. 13 Do I eat the flesh of bulls or drink the blood of goats? 14 Offer to God a sacrifice of thanksgiving,[a] and perform your vows to the Most High, 15 and call upon me in the day of trouble; I will deliver you, and you shall glorify me.”
Charles Spurgeon said, “When we bless God for mercies, we usually prolong them. When we bless God for miseries, we usually end them. Praise is the honey of life which a devout heart extracts from every bloom of providence and grace.”
INCOMING SALVO…THE CERTAINTY OF ASSURED ACCEPTANCE…3 NOV. A.D. 2022