New Defender's Study Bible Notes
7:22 burnt offerings or sacrifices. When God first delivered His people out of Egypt, He gave them the moral law only, as represented in the ten commandments. After they covenanted to obey this law, under penalty of death, God graciously provided the system of sacrificial offerings by which they could receive forgiveness after breaking the moral law. God knew that, despite their agreement to keep the law, they would not do so, and so provided a way of salvation through substitutionary atonement.