"Woe to her that is filthy and polluted, to the oppressing city! She obeyed not the voice; she received not correction; she trusted not in the Lord; she drew not near to her God." Zephaniah 3:1-2
Obedience - "Thou hast commanded us to keep thy precepts diligently." Psalm 119:4
Correction - "For whom the Lord loveth he chasteneth, and scourgeth every son whom he receiveth." Hebrews 12:6
Trusting - "Trust ye in the Lord for ever: for in the Lord JEHOVAH is everlasting strength:" Isaiah 26:4
Drawing - "Draw nigh to God, and he will draw nigh to you. Cleanse your hands, ye sinners; and purify your hearts, ye double minded." James 4:8
These are not simple suggestions for us to decide whether or not to keep them. They are commandments - and it is our choice whether or not we will obey.