I indict you for your disobedience. I redeemed you from Egypt.
I require justice and kindness, more than lots of sacrifice.
But all I see in Israel is violence, deceit, theft - all the ways of Ahab.
You can't even trust your own family.
But Israel will be restored, and the nations subject to them, instead of the other way around.
God pardons sin and shows mercy.
How this is about Jesus
He refers to 7:6 in Matthew 10:32, saying it is fulfilled in His coming. Israel's wickedness climaxes in their rejecting Jesus.
He refers to 6:8 in Matthew 9:13, saying right relationship is more central to glorifying God than sacrifice.
"what does the Lord require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God?"