I have asked things of you and you have refused me. You have ignored My requests. Your obedience to Me says that you trust Me and believe that I know what is best for you and that you are willing to honor your commitment to Me. But you honor Me only with your lips. When I have told you not to run in the street in front of a car, how can you expect to receive My protection when you do exactly what I have told you not to do? There are others who share in your disobedience, others who are in positions of authority. I have seen you look to them and continue in your sin, just because they do; but I am calling you to come out and be separate. As long as you refuse My voice, you will remain where you are. I have asked you to love Me with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your strength and with all your mind. Your obedience proves that and your obedience will save your life. My sheep hear My voice, they will not listen to the voice of a stranger.
1 John 2:3-4 This is how we are sure that we have come to know Him: by keeping His commands. The one who says, “I have come to know Him,” yet doesn’t keep His commands, is a liar, and the truth is not in him.