New Year’s Resolutions may be hard to keep, but pleasing God is one goal that we can all do. Romans 5:8 tells us that we please the Lord simply by being His children, so if we already please God, why should we obey Him?
1 John 5:1-3 tells us that since the Lord is our loving Father, obedience comes from a familial, not legalistic relationship. This means that when we obey God, this relationship with Him is enriched, not constrained. Following His commandments teach us how to love Him better. It is through our actions of obedience that we show God that we trust Him with our safety, status, and future.