"But don’t just listen to God’s word. You must do what it says. Otherwise, you are only fooling yourselves." James 1:22
God requires our obedience. It's that simple. What kind of obedience does He require? Complete obedience. In fact, if one does not give their entire obedience to the Lord, or partial obedience, it is considered rebellion.
"For rebellion is like the sin of divination, and arrogance like the evil of idolatry.
Because you have rejected the word of the LORD, he has rejected you as king." 1 Samuel 15:23
Loving God is not enough. It is important, yes, but without the obedience that MUST come with that love, we are hypocrites. His word tells us that
Going through our day in partial obedience, or like we're in a buffet line, might go something like this...
"Love? Sure, I'll have a helping of that! Forgiveness? Ok, but only a little spoonful. Tithing? Not this week! We're tight on bills as it is! Compassion? That sounds good, plus it'll make me look good too!"