The simplest reason is: It?s our duty. Through his death on the cross, Christ has purchased us (Acts 20:28), and it is only fair that we do what he says. We are children of God, and we are to do what he commands. Of course, we do not obey in order to be saved. Salvation comes first, and obedience should follow. But obedience goes deeper than duty. Obedience should come from the heart, done because we want to, not grudgingly, because we have to. So why should we want to obey? There are three main reasons: faith, hope and love.
I think Revelation 4:11 sums it up: “You are worthy, Jehovah, even our God, to receive the glory and the honor and the power, because you created all things, and because of your will they existed and were created.”
When someone asks, you worship? You answer: God, he asks: why? You answer: because he deserves worship. He asks: why not worship idols? It is not worthy of worship, why not worship money? Not worthy of worship, why not worship the Governor? Does not deserve to worship him, why not worshipping the tree? Don't deserve to adore her, Why not worship stones? Not worthy of worship. Then the only one deserve worshipping is God, because God is worthy of worship.
He gives us free will, he WANTS us to be obedient to him. I want my kids to listen to me and follow my directions, because they trust and love me. Not because I am their parent, and I make them. Its a choice!
Because He is the Creator of this universe. He gave us good parents, good things to eat, good things to wear and all luxuries to us. At least we must be thankful to him. So he expects our obedience to him. Still he is giving us liberty to follow his teachings or not.
If we love God, we will obey Him, not always and not perfectly, but our desire is to obey Him and our lives give evidence of that desire. When we love God and obey Him, we naturally have love for one another. Obedience is commanded by God, not only because it glorifies Him when we obey, but because it is the best for us. Obedience brings joy, comfort and peace in a world where such things are hard to find, mainly due to disobedience and rejection of God and His Word. Read more: http://www.gotquestions.org/Bible-obedience.html#ixzz2NvUwhTVS
He made the world and He could end it in a blink. Hes being very generous allowing us to muddle along for as long as He has. You know that saying "i bought you into this world and i can take you out of it!"? So far He hasnt despite how ungrateful and snarky most if the world is toward Him. AMAZING restraint.
God is our heavenly father who created everything and us too also, but it's different for everybody else some believe and some don't. I for one do believe strongly in him and it's nobody's choice to judge me by this neither NOBODY!!!!
Absolutely! With everything He has done for us, there is no way anyone who believes He exists could say He doesn't. Even if He hadn't done anything for us, He would still deserve our obedience because He created us.
I get the feeling a lot of otherwise sane people fall for this load of tripe, simply because they feel indebted to the supposed sacrifice God made for them. I happen to know a certain believer VERY well, and she was indoctrinated heavily even before she was a double-digit midget. Before her mind had a chance to achieve maturity, she had concluded that because JC suffered so mightily on the cross that one day, all for HER, she owed Him her eternal gratitude and (apparently) complete suspension of disbelief.
Revelation 4:11 -“You are worthy, Jehovah, even our God, to receive the glory and the honor and the power, because you created all things, and because of your will they existed and were created.”
Jehovah God created the Universe and Mankind and he deserve obedience from mankind - he is the maker of all things. However, mankind have over the years disrespected him and refuse to obey his principles and guidelines as set forth in the Bible.
Yeah, I'll be perfectly honest with you. I don't really think the guy deserves our obedience at all. His existence itself should irritate the hell out of anyone who believes in him. Why it doesn't confuses me to no end.
Why does Jehovah deserve our strict obedience? Jeremiah reveals one reason by calling Him “the Maker of the earth by his power, the One firmly establishing the productive land by his wisdom.” (Jer. 10:12) Jehovah is the Sovereign of the universe. We should fear him above all other rulers. He has the absolute right to call on us to comply with his wise commands, which are really in our permanent best interests.—Jer. 10:6, 7. Jehovah, however, in addition to being the Universal Ruler, is the Sustainer of life—our life. This was dramatically made plain to the Jews of Jeremiah’s time. The land of Egypt depended a great deal on the waters of a river, the Nile, but the situation was different in the Promised Land. To a large extent, God’s people depended on seasonal rains, often storing runoff water in underground cisterns. (Deut. 11:13-17) Only Jehovah could send rain to moisten the soil so that it would produce. On the other hand, he could also withhold the needed rain. Hence, in Jeremiah’s day disobedient Jews experienced a series of devastating droughts that left their fields and vineyards parched, their wells and cisterns dry.—Jer. 3:3; 5:24; 12:4; 14:1-4, 22; 23:10.