No Pleasure in Sacrifices?

Hebrews 10:6 says that in burned offerings and sin offerings, the Lord has taken no pleasure. However, in the Old Testament, we see many instances of where offerings did please the Lord - Noah's' offering for example. Wouldn't you say that the author is wrong in his statement that the Lord has taken no pleasure in such offerings. By the Law's standard He should not have taken pleasure in these offerings. However, the fact is that God did not look upon these offerings through the eyes of the Law, but rather with mercy. So the Lord DID in fact - historical fact - take pleasure in these offerings. What does the author mean?

The quote in Heb 10:6 is from Hosea 6:6, which is a whole context dealing with Jewish hypocrisy. Noah was not a hypocrite, therefore God accepted his sacrifice.

Robert Sungenis
Catholic Apologetics International
June 7, 2002

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