My niece told me, “Dad took our dog to obedience school. The dog was very obedient, but Dad failed the class!”
That’s a funny story, but obedience is not something to laugh about. In our Bible verses today, God taught the Israelites about the importance of obedience. In verse 13b He said, “You must love the Lord your God, and serve him with all your heart and all your soul.” This means that we need to give all of our life to God.
When we give our life to God, it means that we follow Him through good times and bad times. It also means that we obey His commands. But we should not just obey His commands when we are in church or when someone is watching us. We should obey His commands twenty-four hours a day.
God is pleased with us when we are completely committed to Him. God keeps His promises, and He will bless us and take care of us. Read the Bible and learn how you can obey God. Then love and follow Him every day.