We often look at it has a little thing. And yet, it so easily grows into a big thing that we can't call it a little thing.
We let kids get away with not obeying in the little things. We let ourselves get away with not obeying in the little things. And thus we establish habits of disobeying and ignoring God's commands till we do it in everything.
The children of Israel tried that too.
And it cost them their freedom, land, belongings, reputation...everything. God won't hear their prayers or even prayers for them. He can't bear the thought of giving them up, yet unless they heed His warnings He will have to.
All because of disobedience.
No one try tell me obedience doesn't matter.
But the question begs to be asked: Why does it matter so much?
It matters because it allows God to fulfill His promises in our lives. God can't keep His promises in our lives if we don't obey.