Currently, the word "obedience" is not a well-seen aspect. In general, people want to do whatever they want, without caring about the consequences. In today's text meditation above, verses 3-13 talk about the blessings or rewards of obedience; verses 14-39 talk about the punishment for disobedience; and verses 40-46 are a reinforcement and petition for us to choose being obedient.
The words contained in these verses are clear and harsh. They leave no doubt that we should not joke around with God! We could even have apparently good arguments for disobedience; however, will God accept our lame excuses?