“Now these are the commandments, the statues, and judgments, which the Lord your God commanded to teach you, that ye might do them in the land whither ye go to possess it:” (Deuteronomy 6:1 KJV)
We cannot receive anything from the Lord until we first learn to be obedient. If we wish to prosper in Christ, we can’t do that opposing Him or living a life outside of Him. We need Jesus and His grace to keep us and we need His Word to help show us how to live holy, to teach us right from wrong. Without it we are sorely lost and doomed for disaster.