“Pillars of Truth”

President Gordon B. Hinckley

January 1994 Ensign Article and First Presidency Message

“Obedience Is Better Than Sacrifice. You may recognize the source of that statement. It comes from the Old Testament prophet Samuel’s counsel to Saul: “Behold, to obey is better than sacrifice, and to hearken than the fat of rams. (1 Sam. 15:22.)

…It is a pillar of eternal wisdom. It is better to obey than to rationalize and sacrifice.

…“I, the Lord, am bound when ye do what I say; but when ye do not what I say, ye have no promise.” (D&C 82:10.) The Lord honors His covenants.”