“Obedience is submission to God’s authority or acting in accordance to His word and principles”. The GREATEST thing that we can do for the Lord is not worship him or preach about him, but OBEY HIM! “…what is more pleasing to the Lord: your burnt offering and sacrifices or your obedience to his voice? Listen! Obedience is better than sacrifice, and submission is better than offering the fat of rams” – 1 Samuel 15:22 NLT. As believers in Christ, we are always full of energy and committed to worship, but we tend to hesitate when it comes to obeying God.
Often times, we hear parents complaining about their children’s lack of listening. The children clearly heard what they were told to do but they have failed to act upon it. A lot of us have a resembling relationship with God as these kids do with their parents. By definition, hearing is to perceive or to receive whereas listening means to obey.