Obedience is adherence to the Laws of God. A willingness to gain knowledge of the Laws and consciously apply it to one’s life. Such a one who practises obedience is pleasing to God and will receive all measure of protection through His Laws. Obedience is not slavery or a compulsion. It is a joyful affirmation in the wisdom of the Creator. A joyful affirmation of a willingness to place oneself under His Guidance knowing that He knows best. That is obedience. Such a one qualifies for adoption as a child of God as he has proven himself worthy.