The phrase, "That ye may know the righteousness of the LORD", is very significant to me. God will always do right no matter what I think of what's going on around me. He is sovereign and does what He wills. Shall I scold Him? The next three verses are very significant. What is better? To sin and appease God with one burnt offering after another. It appears some were doing like the nations around them, offering their firstborn sons for the sin of their soul. The best way to make God happy is to do justly and to love mercy and walk with thy God. This speaks volumes to me. I must not try to appease God after my sin, but to just repent and stop sinning.