Obedience to God is determined by deeds, not words. We can talk about living righteously but to live righteously in this world is more difficult. I heard this one time, “Obedience is better than Sacrifice. ” To obey is to live by God’s commands. When we disobey we sacrifice the things most dear to us and the results can be tragic.
Then Peter and the other apostles answered and said, “We ought to obey God rather than men.”