100 Bible Verses about Obedience To God

John 14:15 ESV / 2,040 helpful votes

“If you love me, you will keep my commandments.

1 Samuel 15:22 ESV / 1,291 helpful votes

And Samuel said, “Has the Lord as great delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices, as in obeying the voice of the Lord? Behold, to obey is better than sacrifice, and to listen than the fat of rams.

James 1:22 ESV / 1,254 helpful votes

But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves.

Isaiah 1:19 ESV / 1,182 helpful votes

If you are willing and obedient, you shall eat the good of the land;

Luke 6:46 ESV / 1,181 helpful votes

“Why do you call me ‘Lord, Lord,’ and not do what I tell you?

Romans 6:16 ESV / 1,080 helpful votes

Do you not know that if you present yourselves to anyone as obedient slaves, you are slaves of the one whom you obey, either of sin, which leads to death, or of obedience, which leads to righteousness?

Hebrews 13:17 ESV / 1,056 helpful votes

Obey your leaders and submit to them, for they are keeping watch over your souls, as those who will have to give an account. Let them do this with joy and not with groaning, for that would be of no advantage to you.

John 14:23 ESV / 1,009 helpful votes

Jesus answered him, “If anyone loves me, he will keep my word, and my Father will love him, and we will come to him and make our home with him.

Philippians 2:8 ESV / 960 helpful votes

And being found in human form, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross.

Matthew 7:21 ESV / 960 helpful votes

“Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven.

James 4:7 ESV / 943 helpful votes

Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.

Romans 5:19 ESV / 933 helpful votes

For as by the one man's disobedience the many were made sinners, so by the one man's obedience the many will be made righteous.

John 14:21 ESV / 896 helpful votes

Whoever has my commandments and keeps them, he it is who loves me. And he who loves me will be loved by my Father, and I will love him and manifest myself to him.”

Joshua 1:8 ESV / 881 helpful votes

This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do according to all that is written in it. For then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success.

Luke 11:28 ESV / 860 helpful votes

But he said, “Blessed rather are those who hear the word of God and keep it!”

Titus 2:9 ESV / 798 helpful votes

Slaves are to be submissive to their own masters in everything; they are to be well-pleasing, not argumentative,

1 Peter 1:14 ESV / 794 helpful votes

As obedient children, do not be conformed to the passions of your former ignorance,

Romans 8:28 ESV / 794 helpful votes

And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose.

2 John 1:6 ESV / 784 helpful votes

And this is love, that we walk according to his commandments; this is the commandment, just as you have heard from the beginning, so that you should walk in it.

Hebrews 5:8 ESV / 777 helpful votes

Although he was a son, he learned obedience through what he suffered.

2 Corinthians 10:5 ESV / 777 helpful votes

We destroy arguments and every lofty opinion raised against the knowledge of God, and take every thought captive to obey Christ,

Exodus 19:5 ESV / 764 helpful votes

Now therefore, if you will indeed obey my voice and keep my covenant, you shall be my treasured possession among all peoples, for all the earth is mine;

Romans 1:5 ESV / 718 helpful votes

Through whom we have received grace and apostleship to bring about the obedience of faith for the sake of his name among all the nations,

Romans 13:1 ESV / 696 helpful votes

Let every person be subject to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and those that exist have been instituted by God.

Ephesians 5:21 ESV / 689 helpful votes

Submitting to one another out of reverence for Christ.

1 Peter 2:18 ESV / 688 helpful votes

Servants, be subject to your masters with all respect, not only to the good and gentle but also to the unjust.

Hebrews 12:9 ESV / 688 helpful votes

Besides this, we have had earthly fathers who disciplined us and we respected them. Shall we not much more be subject to the Father of spirits and live?

Romans 12:1 ESV / 655 helpful votes

I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship.

Hebrews 5:9 ESV / 654 helpful votes

And being made perfect, he became the source of eternal salvation to all who obey him,

Acts 5:29 ESV / 608 helpful votes

But Peter and the apostles answered, “We must obey God rather than men.

James 2:24 ESV / 607 helpful votes

You see that a person is justified by works and not by faith alone.

Luke 5:1-39 ESV / 592 helpful votes

On one occasion, while the crowd was pressing in on him to hear the word of God, he was standing by the lake of Gennesaret, and he saw two boats by the lake, but the fishermen had gone out of them and were washing their nets. Getting into one of the boats, which was Simon's, he asked him to put out a little from the land. And he sat down and taught the people from the boat. And when he had finished speaking, he said to Simon, “Put out into the deep and let down your nets for a catch.” And Simon answered, “Master, we toiled all night and took nothing! But at your word I will let down the nets.” ...

Acts 5:32 ESV / 591 helpful votes

And we are witnesses to these things, and so is the Holy Spirit, whom God has given to those who obey him.”

Ephesians 6:1-3 ESV / 577 helpful votes

Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. “Honor your father and mother” (this is the first commandment with a promise), “that it may go well with you and that you may live long in the land.”

Joshua 5:6 ESV / 573 helpful votes

For the people of Israel walked forty years in the wilderness, until all the nation, the men of war who came out of Egypt, perished, because they did not obey the voice of the Lord; the Lord swore to them that he would not let them see the land that the Lord had sworn to their fathers to give to us, a land flowing with milk and honey.

1 John 5:3 ESV / 572 helpful votes

For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments. And his commandments are not burdensome.

Ephesians 6:1 ESV / 554 helpful votes

Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right.

Romans 13:5 ESV / 550 helpful votes

Therefore one must be in subjection, not only to avoid God's wrath but also for the sake of conscience.

1 Peter 5:5 ESV / 549 helpful votes

Likewise, you who are younger, be subject to the elders. Clothe yourselves, all of you, with humility toward one another, for “God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble.”

Ephesians 6:5-9 ESV / 532 helpful votes

Slaves, obey your earthly masters with fear and trembling, with a sincere heart, as you would Christ, not by the way of eye-service, as people-pleasers, but as servants of Christ, doing the will of God from the heart, rendering service with a good will as to the Lord and not to man, knowing that whatever good anyone does, this he will receive back from the Lord, whether he is a slave or free. Masters, do the same to them, and stop your threatening, knowing that he who is both their Master and yours is in heaven, and that there is no partiality with him.

Matthew 7:14 ESV / 510 helpful votes

For the gate is narrow and the way is hard that leads to life, and those who find it are few.

2 Corinthians 2:9 ESV / 497 helpful votes

For this is why I wrote, that I might test you and know whether you are obedient in everything.

Deuteronomy 28:1 ESV / 495 helpful votes

“And if you faithfully obey the voice of the Lord your God, being careful to do all his commandments that I command you today, the Lord your God will set you high above all the nations of the earth.

Deuteronomy 28:1-68 ESV / 493 helpful votes

“And if you faithfully obey the voice of the Lord your God, being careful to do all his commandments that I command you today, the Lord your God will set you high above all the nations of the earth. And all these blessings shall come upon you and overtake you, if you obey the voice of the Lord your God. Blessed shall you be in the city, and blessed shall you be in the field. Blessed shall be the fruit of your womb and the fruit of your ground and the fruit of your cattle, the increase of your herds and the young of your flock. Blessed shall be your basket and your kneading bowl. ...

Proverbs 6:20 ESV / 487 helpful votes

My son, keep your father's commandment, and forsake not your mother's teaching.

Colossians 3:22 ESV / 481 helpful votes

Slaves, obey in everything those who are your earthly masters, not by way of eye-service, as people-pleasers, but with sincerity of heart, fearing the Lord.

1 Peter 1:2 ESV / 469 helpful votes

According to the foreknowledge of God the Father, in the sanctification of the Spirit, for obedience to Jesus Christ and for sprinkling with his blood: May grace and peace be multiplied to you.

John 15:14 ESV / 464 helpful votes

You are my friends if you do what I command you.

John 14:31 ESV / 458 helpful votes

But I do as the Father has commanded me, so that the world may know that I love the Father. Rise, let us go from here.

Ephesians 6:6 ESV / 446 helpful votes

Not by the way of eye-service, as people-pleasers, but as servants of Christ, doing the will of God from the heart,

Job 36:11 ESV / 444 helpful votes

If they listen and serve him, they complete their days in prosperity, and their years in pleasantness.

Acts 2:38 ESV / 433 helpful votes

And Peter said to them, “Repent and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins, and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.

1 Corinthians 15:58 ESV / 426 helpful votes

Therefore, my beloved brothers, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that in the Lord your labor is not in vain.

Romans 15:32 ESV / 426 helpful votes

So that by God's will I may come to you with joy and be refreshed in your company.

Romans 12:2 ESV / 416 helpful votes

Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.

Deuteronomy 5:33 ESV / 414 helpful votes

You shall walk in all the way that the Lord your God has commanded you, that you may live, and that it may go well with you, and that you may live long in the land that you shall possess.

Exodus 23:22 ESV / 412 helpful votes

“But if you carefully obey his voice and do all that I say, then I will be an enemy to your enemies and an adversary to your adversaries.

Deuteronomy 28:2 ESV / 404 helpful votes

And all these blessings shall come upon you and overtake you, if you obey the voice of the Lord your God.

Titus 3:1 ESV / 402 helpful votes

Remind them to be submissive to rulers and authorities, to be obedient, to be ready for every good work,

Ecclesiastes 12:13 ESV / 402 helpful votes

The end of the matter; all has been heard. Fear God and keep his commandments, for this is the whole duty of man.

1 John 2:3-6 ESV / 397 helpful votes

And by this we know that we have come to know him, if we keep his commandments. Whoever says “I know him” but does not keep his commandments is a liar, and the truth is not in him, but whoever keeps his word, in him truly the love of God is perfected. By this we may know that we are in him: whoever says he abides in him ought to walk in the same way in which he walked.

Hebrews 12:2 ESV / 395 helpful votes

Looking to Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is seated at the right hand of the throne of God.

Colossians 3:20 ESV / 386 helpful votes

Children, obey your parents in everything, for this pleases the Lord.

James 2:26 ESV / 380 helpful votes

For as the body apart from the spirit is dead, so also faith apart from works is dead.

James 2:17 ESV / 380 helpful votes

So also faith by itself, if it does not have works, is dead.

John 14:6 ESV / 375 helpful votes

Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.

Luke 10:27 ESV / 374 helpful votes

And he answered, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind, and your neighbor as yourself.”

John 15:16 ESV / 373 helpful votes

You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you that you should go and bear fruit and that your fruit should abide, so that whatever you ask the Father in my name, he may give it to you.

Deuteronomy 11:1 ESV / 370 helpful votes

“You shall therefore love the Lord your God and keep his charge, his statutes, his rules, and his commandments always.

Revelation 14:12 ESV / 369 helpful votes

Here is a call for the endurance of the saints, those who keep the commandments of God and their faith in Jesus.

Deuteronomy 11:26-28 ESV / 368 helpful votes

“See, I am setting before you today a blessing and a curse: the blessing, if you obey the commandments of the Lord your God, which I command you today, and the curse, if you do not obey the commandments of the Lord your God, but turn aside from the way that I am commanding you today, to go after other gods that you have not known.

Romans 8:14 ESV / 367 helpful votes

For all who are led by the Spirit of God are sons of God.

1 John 5:2-3 ESV / 366 helpful votes

By this we know that we love the children of God, when we love God and obey his commandments. For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments. And his commandments are not burdensome.

Revelation 1:1-20 ESV / 362 helpful votes

The revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave him to show to his servants the things that must soon take place. He made it known by sending his angel to his servant John, who bore witness to the word of God and to the testimony of Jesus Christ, even to all that he saw. Blessed is the one who reads aloud the words of this prophecy, and blessed are those who hear, and who keep what is written in it, for the time is near. John to the seven churches that are in Asia: Grace to you and peace from him who is and who was and who is to come, and from the seven spirits who are before his throne, and from Jesus Christ the faithful witness, the firstborn of the dead, and the ruler of kings on earth. To him who loves us and has freed us from our sins by his blood ...

Galatians 6:2 ESV / 360 helpful votes

Bear one another's burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ.

1 Samuel 15:22-23 ESV / 359 helpful votes

And Samuel said, “Has the Lord as great delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices, as in obeying the voice of the Lord? Behold, to obey is better than sacrifice, and to listen than the fat of rams. For rebellion is as the sin of divination, and presumption is as iniquity and idolatry. Because you have rejected the word of the Lord, he has also rejected you from being king.”

1 John 3:21-22 ESV / 358 helpful votes

Beloved, if our heart does not condemn us, we have confidence before God; and whatever we ask we receive from him, because we keep his commandments and do what pleases him.

Titus 2:5 ESV / 357 helpful votes

To be self-controlled, pure, working at home, kind, and submissive to their own husbands, that the word of God may not be reviled.

Philippians 2:11 ESV / 354 helpful votes

And every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.

2 Corinthians 5:17 ESV / 348 helpful votes

Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come.

Romans 12:11 ESV / 348 helpful votes

Do not be slothful in zeal, be fervent in spirit, serve the Lord.

James 1:22-25 ESV / 347 helpful votes

But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves. For if anyone is a hearer of the word and not a doer, he is like a man who looks intently at his natural face in a mirror. For he looks at himself and goes away and at once forgets what he was like. But the one who looks into the perfect law, the law of liberty, and perseveres, being no hearer who forgets but a doer who acts, he will be blessed in his doing.

2 Thessalonians 1:8 ESV / 345 helpful votes

In flaming fire, inflicting vengeance on those who do not know God and on those who do not obey the gospel of our Lord Jesus.

1 John 3:24 ESV / 341 helpful votes

Whoever keeps his commandments abides in God, and God in him. And by this we know that he abides in us, by the Spirit whom he has given us.

Proverbs 3:5 ESV / 341 helpful votes

Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding.

Psalm 119:60 ESV / 339 helpful votes

I hasten and do not delay to keep your commandments.

Hebrews 12:5-6 ESV / 324 helpful votes

And have you forgotten the exhortation that addresses you as sons? “My son, do not regard lightly the discipline of the Lord, nor be weary when reproved by him. For the Lord disciplines the one he loves, and chastises every son whom he receives.”

Philippians 2:12 ESV / 323 helpful votes

Therefore, my beloved, as you have always obeyed, so now, not only as in my presence but much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling,

John 13:17 ESV / 321 helpful votes

If you know these things, blessed are you if you do them.

2 Timothy 3:16 ESV / 320 helpful votes

All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness,

Matthew 19:17 ESV / 318 helpful votes

And he said to him, “Why do you ask me about what is good? There is only one who is good. If you would enter life, keep the commandments.”

Isaiah 50:4-9 ESV / 318 helpful votes

The Lord God has given me the tongue of those who are taught, that I may know how to sustain with a word him who is weary. Morning by morning he awakens; he awakens my ear to hear as those who are taught. The Lord God has opened my ear, and I was not rebellious; I turned not backward. I gave my back to those who strike, and my cheeks to those who pull out the beard; I hid not my face from disgrace and spitting. But the Lord God helps me; therefore I have not been disgraced; therefore I have set my face like a flint, and I know that I shall not be put to shame. He who vindicates me is near. Who will contend with me? Let us stand up together. Who is my adversary? Let him come near to me. ...

Proverbs 3:1-2 ESV / 317 helpful votes

My son, do not forget my teaching, but let your heart keep my commandments, for length of days and years of life and peace they will add to you.

Romans 6:17 ESV / 316 helpful votes

But thanks be to God, that you who were once slaves of sin have become obedient from the heart to the standard of teaching to which you were committed,

1 John 3:22 ESV / 304 helpful votes

And whatever we ask we receive from him, because we keep his commandments and do what pleases him.

Luke 9:23 ESV / 294 helpful votes

And he said to all, “If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me.

John 15:10 ESV / 290 helpful votes

If you keep my commandments, you will abide in my love, just as I have kept my Father's commandments and abide in his love.

Luke 6:27-28 ESV / 279 helpful votes

“But I say to you who hear, Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you, pray for those who abuse you.

Romans 3:23 ESV / 277 helpful votes

For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,

Deuteronomy 28:13 ESV / 277 helpful votes

And the Lord will make you the head and not the tail, and you shall only go up and not down, if you obey the commandments of the Lord your God, which I command you today, being careful to do them,

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