Thereâ€™s a lot in there about persuasion, trust, confidence, and good will, and even the one mention of obey comes wrapped in â€œlisten to, obey, yield to, comply with.â€ Itâ€™s far afield from the understanding of obey I have in its usual English usage, e.g. obedience to a commander or a parent.
Rick is coming to the same conclusion that I’ve reached. (See my post “Obey and Submit – Hebrews 13:17.”)
Rick also lists every verse in the New Testament which includes this verb. Its a very interesting list, to say the least.