“Obedience has nothing to do with ‘feelings’ and many times our will to obey will have to be set against what we ‘feel’. Jesus may not have ‘felt’ like going to the cross, but He disregarded that so as to do the Father’s will. We likewise must do the same. Unless our feelings are brought into subjection to the Father, then they are vain, idle, and will prevent us from doing God’s will.” Diana Kilel
The bible retorts “Obedience is better than sacrifice”. It also says elsewhere “The obedient shall eat the fruit of the Land”
The most profound would be Proverbs 19:16 which says, “He who obeys instructions guards his life but he who is contemptuous of his ways will die” NIV.
“Trust and Obey for there is no other way to be happy in Jesus, but to trust and obey” that Sunday school rhyme as derived from the book of Mathew is an easy song but the reality of obedience in this treacherous world is a task that only those who pursue it fervently in discipline will never seize it. The key is to try and whenever you miss the mark you re-align yourself to God once again by repenting and never going back to that same error.
If I was to award my men, I will start with those that are most obedient and loyal. And surely God is no different for who will deny those that trust and obey him?