“When Moses finished giving these teachings to the people, he said to them, ‘You must be sure to pay attention to all the commands I tell you today. And you must tell your children to obey completely the commands in this Law. Don’t think these teachings are not important. They are your life! Through these teachings you will live a long time in the land across the Jordan River that you are ready to take.'”
These were some of Moses’ last words to the people of Israel. He emphasized the importance of keeping God’s commandments. They meant life to Israel.
Jesus said the same thing in John 12.48-50 to his followers. We shouldn’t think that grace cancels obedience. How do people today diminish the importance of God’s commands?