“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.”