Should we not more readily submit ourselves to the Father?—Heb. 12:9.
We should submit to God because he is our Creator. As such, he has the right to set standards for his creation. (Rev. 4:11) But we have another compelling reason to obey him—his way of ruling is the best. Throughout history, many human rulers have had a measure of power and authority over others. In comparison to them, God is the wisest and the most loving, merciful, and compassionate Ruler of all. (Ex. 34:6; Rom. 16:27; 1 John 4:8) We submit to God by doing our best to obey him in all things and by resisting the urge to rely on our own understanding.
(Prov. 3:5) We find it easier to submit to God as we come to know his beautiful qualities. Why? Because these qualities are reflected in all that he does. (Ps. 145:9) The more we learn about God, the more we will love him. And when we love God, we do not need a long list of rules telling us what to do and what not to do.