We don’t like the word “obey.” It sounds hard, legalistic and even manipulative. But obeying Jesus shouldn’t be difficult because of who we are putting our trust in. Obedience isn’t really about following a list of do’s and don’ts; it’s about following what God has revealed to you to do or stop doing. It is the key to transformation. The Bible tells us Jesus learned obedience. Since He did, we can too. Stories of obedience in the Old Testament and New Testament show us that obedience brought transformation, both in the lives of the ones who obeyed and to the world around them.