Not acceptable per se

May the LORD answer you in the day of trouble….May He remember all your offerings, and accept your burnt sacrifice. Psalm 20:1, 3

In the Old Testament, burnt sacrifices were offered to graphically express one’s total commitment to the LORD God of Israel. Here a prayer is offered that the burnt sacrifice would be acceptable to the LORD. ┬áNot acceptable per se, but acceptable because it was a true expression of one’s total allegiance, or even of one’s desire to be so.