Not only is disobedience found to be the oldest enemy of your inner peace, joy, love and God’s richest blessings for you but it frustrates and destroys every good and godly relationships known to man.
Think about your own life. When your children repeatedly disobeys your instructions and rebels against the set rules of the home and you feel the need to punish doesn’t it brings pain and sadness to your heart. But to curb their rebellious behavior you have resorted to punishments.
But these days, and in extreme cases even the threat of punishment and the consequences sometimes fall on deaf ears as they continue to oppose and undermine your instructions as well as challenge your authority.
As followers of Christ, we must become acutely aware of the darkness and hardness of the human heart. One of the reason is obedience does not come naturally. But disobedience does.
See, it is not in our human nature to be naturally compliant. Granted some maybe more compliant than others, still it is a struggle to all of us to be obedient on all levels.
God is certainly aware.