The central theme throughout the entire sixty-six books of the Bible is obedience to God.

In the beginning God gave Adam and Eve, a simple command. “Of every tree in the garden thou mayest freely eat, but, of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it, for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die. Very simple instructions, “Eat– Don’t Eat.” Adam and Eve choose to disobey.

Yes, Sin is a choice.

The choices we make determines the consequences we face–either life or death.

The wages for sin is still the same today–death.

However, the definition of obedience is simply–do as you are told.

God is not a man He cannot lie. Therefore whenever he speaks obedience is the only expected response.

Here are twelve reasons why we should obey–“The Voice of God.”

1.  God cannot and will not lie. (Numbers 23:19). (Hebrews 6:18).

2. “For with God nothing shall be impossible” (Luke 1:37).

3. “Behold! To obey is better than to sacrifice.” (1 Samuel 15:22).

4. All these blessings shall come upon thee and overtake thee if thou shalt harken diligently unto the voice of the Lord thy God. (Deuteronomy 28:1-14).

5. Obedience is an Act of worship. “I beseech you, therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service. (Romans 12:1).

6. Jesus said, “If you love me keep my commandments.” (John 14:15).

7. Obedience is the only proof of your faith in God. (Dr. Mike Murdock).

8. Jesus became perfect through suffering to be identified with us.; we become perfect when we obey Him. (Hebrews 5:8).

9. By one man’s disobedience sin came into the world, so to, by one man’s obedience many are made righteous. (Romans 5:19).

10. Rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft, and stubbornness is as iniquity and idolatry. (1 Samuel 15:23).

11. Obedience is not in our DNA. It must be learned, precept upon precept. “Forasmuch then as Christ hath suffered for us in the flesh, arm yourselves likewise with the same mind: for he that hath suffered in the flesh hath ceased from sin. (1 Peter 4:1).

12. “Let this mind be in you which was also in Christ Jesus… He made himself of no reputation and took upon him the form of a servant, and being found in fashion as a man; he humbled himself and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross.” (Philippians 2: 5-8).

Learning obedience is as simple as –one step at a time –each step builds confidence for the next. The just shall live by faith.