“Woe to you, Pharisees, you hypocrites! You give a tenth of your spices…but have neglected the more important matters of the law---justice, mercy and faithfulness.” Mt. 23:23 NIV
Want to do the will of God? Here’s one of the most critically important verses in the Bible. If you ponder it and integrate it, you can’t go wrong. God desires three things: justice, mercy, and faithfulness. If these are “the important matters,” Jesus implies conventional religious practice can unconsciously “neglect” and even replace these.