Just like Abraham was called to walk the way of God, so we are called to follow the way of Jesus. Not just to believe the truth or to know and defend the truth, but to live in truth in such a way that truth may be part of our innermost beings, that in some imperfect way we actually do become people of truth.
And that comes about as we seek to know the real Jesus intimately, pursuing a deeper relationship with him even as he continues to sanctify us. Because the church is all about the real Jesus and the real Jesus is the way, the truth, and the life.
The question “Does God Really Care About…?” Can be asked another way. “Why does God Care whether we Obey Him or Not?” That is really the underlying question. The short answer is that obedience to God proves our love for him, demonstrates our faithfulness to him, glorifies him in the world, and opens avenues of blessing for us. If our faith is genuine and true, we will live a lifestyle characterized by righteousness, modeling the example set for us by Jesus Christ. We obey his commands, not because we have to, but because we want to, because we love him. We are enabled to obey because, once we believe in Christ and are saved, we are remade. We are not the same people we once were.