Someone have complimented my sister’s son on his beautiful manners towards our parents, his grandparents. I told this person that the obedience towards his grandparents, is out of love. He loves them so dearly.
1 Samuel 15:22 And Samuel said, “Has the LORD as great delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices, as in obeying the voice of the LORD? Behold, to obey is better than sacrifice, and to listen than the fat of rams.
When I said this to the person who complimented my sister’s son, I told this person how this make us think. How our obedience should also be out of love towards God.
When you face a situation again where you know you need to make a decision to either do it the way that God wants you to or the way you want to, then choose God’s way because you love Him. Choose to live your daily life according to His Word because you love Him. Not out of obligation, fear or gaining merit but because you WANT to due to love towards Him, God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit.