The reason why God demands obedience from us is because He loves us. He knows what we don’t know and He has tried to explain to us the consequences of our actions, unfortunately, you and I answer to our self-propelled desires rather than obey the standing instructions of God and at the end, we blame God for the woes we face afterwards saying God is the one punishing us while in fairness, It’s God’s mercy saving us from being destroyed.

Obedience is not an option, it is very compulsory.
Although it is a choice, it remains our only available choice.