Jeremiah 7:22 says God did not command the Israelites concerning burnt offerings or sacrifices “in the day that I brought them out of the land of Egypt.” After that day, He did. In Exodus 8:27, Moses says about the sacrifices, “as he [the LORD our God] shall command us,” meaning God had not yet commanded them regarding sacrifices. In Exodus 10:25, Moses asks Pharaoh for sacrifices, but again, God had not commanded them concerning this yet.
Besides all of this, the point of God’s commands were not burnt offerings or sacrifices (in fact, God said that He hated sacrifices done in the wrong spirit 1). The point was that Israel obey God from the heart. Even so, there is no contradiction when we pay attention to the timing mentioned in Jeremiah 7:22.
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- Isaiah 1:11-16 ↩