Faith taking precedence over ritual resonated with the heart of God…
And the Lord heard Hezekiah’s prayer and healed the people. 2 Chronicles 30:20
God loved Hezekiah’s motivation. Hezekiah was removing obstacles from people who wanted to seek the Lord.
Jesus did the same thing when he cleared the temple. The money changers were in the court of the gentiles. That’s where we would have to go if we wanted to worship God before the death and resurrection of Jesus. He took a whip to them 2 times – Synoptic gospels tell us one time was at the start of his ministry, John tells about the time he did it the last week before his crucifixion. It so incensed him that people who were seeking God would be kept from God.
Do you keep others from seeking after God?
You do when you resist the Holy Spirit.