“… but now revealed and made known through the prophetic writings by the command of the eternal God, so that all the Gentiles might come to the obedience that comes from faith” Romans 16:26
The obedience that comes from faith isn’t self-initated effort and point scoring, rather it’s God’s Spirit who motivates us towards right actions. Ezekiel prophesied, “I will put my Spirit in you and move you to follow my decrees and be careful to keep my laws” (Ezekiel 36:26-27). God doesn’t enforce external changes upon us. He realigns us internally, creating lasting change by starting with our hearts.