Why was God displeased with King Saul's sacrifice in I Sam 15, yet Saul had made sacrifices before without incident, such as in I Sam 11:14-15?

Why was it not OK for Saul to make a sacrifice to God after the battle with the Amalekites?

1 Samuel 15:13 - 15

ESV - 13 And Samuel came to Saul, and Saul said to him, "Blessed be you to the Lord. I have performed the commandment of the Lord. 14 And Samuel said, "What then is this bleating of the sheep in my ears and the lowing of the oxen that I hear?

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1434907864 Noelle Congdon

I believe what the other people said is true but if you read it carefully, Samuel was there with Saul and the Israelites. Samuel was the one who did the sacrificing, Saul either assisted or was a "watcher".

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