Obedience is the pathway to freedom. (Nancy Leigh DeMoss, Bible teacher and public speaker)

There may be nothing harder to learn in life than obedience. We all have our own desires, opinions, and ways to do things, and it is difficult to follow instructions that do not fit into our personal preferences. Authorities who recognize the value of structure and order strive to maintain a balance of appropriate education and instruction to foster willing obedience.

Young people who obey the law are wise…Whoever obeys the law is joyful. (Proverbs 28:7; 29:18)… Listen! Obedience is better than sacrifice. (1 Samuel 15:22)