1 Samuel (AMP) Samuel said, “Has the Lord as great a delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices As in obedience to the voice of the Lord? Behold, to obey is better than sacrifice, And to heed [is better] than the fat of rams.
1 Samuel 15:17 "And Samuel said, When thou wast little in thine own sight, wast thou not made the head of the tribes of Israel, and the Lord anointed thee king over Israel?" - Here the Prophet Samuel was reminding Saul that when he was humble God made him King but now he had become rebellious and had not obeyed God's Word therefore the Kingdom would be taken from him. STAY HUMBLE!
A long time elapsed, 20 years in all, from the day of the Ark’s coming to Kirʹi·ath-jeʹa·rim, and all the house of Israel began to seek after Jehovah. (1 Samuel 7:2 NWT) And the word of Samuel went out to all Israel. Then Israel went out to meet the Phi·lisʹtines in battle; they camped beside Eb·en·eʹzer, and the Phi·lisʹtines were encamped at Aʹphek. (1 Samuel 4:1 NWT) Samuel kept on judging Israel throughout his life. Each year he traveled in a circuit to Bethʹel, Gilʹgal, and Mizʹpah…
1 Samuel But Samuel replied, “What is more pleasing to the Lord: your burnt offerings and sacrifices or your obedience to his voice? Obedience is better than sacrifice, and submission is better than offering the fat of rams.