But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves.
See James 1:22
From the six-year old who leaves her game because her mother has called her in for dinner to the business executive who pays his taxes on time, we all live in a web of relationships dependent upon obedience to authority. Like a loving parent, God sets standards for our good as well as to protect us from harm and evil. God desires obedience motivated by our love and trust in Him rather than by fear. It is interesting that obedience actually frees us to enjoy life as God has intended because it keeps us from entangling or enslaving ourselves with those things that distract us and cause us heartache. Even though we may find God's commands to sometimes be difficult, or we may not understand them, obedience will always bring blessing, joy, and peace. BE BLESSED!