Though he were a Son, yet learned he obedience by the things which he suffered (Heb 5:8 [KJV])
Obedience is core value to Christianity. To be called a Christian is not enough it is expected of a Christian to live as Christian and that is happens through obedience. “And being made perfect, he became the author of eternal salvation unto all them that obey him.” (Heb 5:9 [KJV])
Obedience is in fact central to salvation; Christ obeyed as the text is telling us, he learned obedience and that made it possible for his to endure the suffering for our sake. Obedience kept Jesus on track for the mission of saving us. He also did so that we may learn this essential and core virtue of eternal life.
By the way, we obey even in disobedience. When we disobey God we instead obey Satan. There is always an element of obedience in life, depending on our choice of loyalty. Obedience is therefore a manifestation of one’s loyalty. It is therefore baffling that we make deliberate choices effortlessly to obey the desires of the flesh or rather, obedience to sin and find it difficult to obey that which is good.
As long as we remain part of functional family we stick to this simple principle of obedience to set rules and guidelines. The moment this principle is violated that family begins to disintegrate; it is the same way with God’s family, “..Behold, to obey [is] better than sacrifice, [and] to hearken than the fat of rams.” (1Sam 15:22 [KJV])
I do not know how better to tell you this, but know that obedience is what counts for faith; it is the matter of eternity.
“But this thing commanded I them, saying, Obey my voice, and I will be your God, and ye shall be my people: and walk ye in all the ways that I have commanded you, that it may be well unto you.” (Jer 7:23 [KJV]).