Obedience really comes down to a choice. Who are you going to serve; God or yourself? Yes, I know, the scripture says choose between serving God or other gods but “other gods” are man-made. Mankind has done this since the fall. Since we know we are not really powerful enough to have created the universe, yet we still want to control the universe to our own self-centered ends, we create gods that will do our bidding. We don’t want to be under the authority of the One True God. We want to create our own gods that will behave as we desire and do our bidding.