A Call to Obedience
God has always required obedience. He makes promises of IF, THEN. IF His people....., THEN He will.....But obedience is not a works based act, rather it is an outpouring of our love and trust for God.
God's plan has always been to use His people to show the rest of the world who He is. In order to do this, we must be people of total, immediate, obedience in order to not fall into our own ways, our own fears, or our own justification.
Because God always has our best interest at heart, we can always trust that obedience to His voice will produce freedom and intimacy.