25 Then Pharaoh summoned Moses and Aaron and said, “Go, sacrifice to your God here in the land.”26 But Moses said, “That would not be right. The sacrifices we offer the LORD our God would be detestable to the Egyptians. And if we offer sacrifices that are detestable in their eyes, will they not stone us?
29 Moses answered, “As soon as I leave you, I will pray to the LORD, and tomorrow the flies will leave Pharaoh and his officials and his people. Only be sure that Pharaoh does not act deceitfully again by not letting the people go to offer sacrifices to the LORD.”(New International Version)
But God’s condition was firm: The Hebrews had to leave Egypt.
Sometimes others will want to compromise on the commands God gives to believers. But commitment and obedience to God cannot be negotiated.
When it comes to obeying God, half-way obedience won’t do.