Necessity of Obedience:
1. It is better to Obey - “Samuel said, “Does the Lord have as much delight in burnt
offerings and sacrifices As in obeying the voice of the Lord? Behold, to obey is better
than a sacrifice, And to pay attention is better than the fat of rams.” (1 Samuel 15:22)
2. We must Obey God – “But Peter and the apostles answered, “We must obey God
rather than men.” (Acts 5:29)
3. It is necessary for purification – “Since you have purified your souls in obedience
to the truth for a sincere love of the brothers and sisters, fervently love one another

from the heart, for you have been born again not of seed which is perishable, but imper-
ishable, that is, through the living and enduring word of God.” (1 Peter 1:22-23-22)

4. It is necessary for salvation – “Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will en-
ter the kingdom of heaven, but the one who does the will of My Father who is in heav-
en will enter.” (Matthew 7:21)

Result of Obedience:

1. It results in eternal life - “And having been perfected, He became the source of eter-
nal salvation for all those who obey Him,” (Hebrews 5:9)

2. The obedient have the right to the tree of life – “Blessed are those who wash their
robes, so that they will have the right to the tree of life, and may enter the city by
the gates.” (Revelation 22:14)
3. Prayers will be answered – “Beloved, if our heart does not condemn us, we
have confidence before God; and whatever we ask, we receive from Him, because
we keep His commandments and do the things that are pleasing in His sight.” (1 John
4. The obedient will be blessed – “But one who has looked intently at the perfect
law, the law of freedom, and has continued in it, not having become a forgetful hearer
but an active doer, this person will be blessed in what he does.” (James 1:25)
~Brad Tolbert