Read John 8:21-30

[Jesus said] “I do nothing on my own but say only what the Father taught me. And the one who sent me is with me—he has not deserted me. For I always do what pleases him.” – John 8:28b-29 (NLT)

Obedience matters. It mattered to Jesus—that was the only way He could successfully die in our place and bring us forgiveness. And it matters for us too. We won’t be able to obey perfectly, but if our sight is always set on Jesus, who did obey perfectly, we will constantly be drawn back to Him when we do fall short, and be able to seek and receive His forgiveness.