22 Samuel said, “Has Yahweh as great delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices, as in obeying Yahweh’s voice? Behold, to obey is better than sacrifice, and to listen than the fat of rams. 23 For rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft, and stubbornness is as idolatry and teraphim.* Because you have rejected Yahweh’s word, he has also rejected you from being king.”
Lets not misconstrue or distort these things even if they may be difficult to understand much less accept. Lets not rail or assail against Jews that they are under a curse or the punishment of God. That reality is not an unfamiliar one to the Israel of history or to Jews today. The reality is that Israel, despite being front row witnesses to the wonders and miracles of God after He had delivered them from Egypt, were repeatedly caught up in their unbelief. It was an unbelief for which Israel saw some of their own, such as Korah, receive the punishment of God.
As always God bore with Israel even as he does today with them as with all Gentiles who have yet to come to put their faith and trust in Jesus as Lord and Savior. Peace to all.