The Bible equates seeking God with obeying his commands. King Jehosaphat “sought the God of his ancestors and obeyed his commands” 2 Chr 17.4.
The Lord doesn’t approve of fudging in business transactions: “The Lord abhors dishonest scales, but an accurate weight is his delight” Pro 11.1. Neither does he approve of fudging in keeping the commandments.
JFB’s commentary calls Jn 14.23 an “astonishing statement.” Indeed, it is. Not only we will have an abiding place in heaven in eternity, Jn 14.2, but now God has his abiding place in those who love Christ and obey him.
“Beware of the tendency to ask the way when you know it perfectly well.” —Oswald Chambers. Deliberate ignorance displeases the Lord. Asking the way when you already know it is likely a maneuver to avoid obedience.
The same God who burst out against the enemies of Israel like water bursts out from a spring did not hesitate to burst out against a son of Abinadab in Judah. Just because Uzzah was an Israelite did not give him immunity from obeying the commandments of God. On the contrary, he should have know better and was thus held responsible for his action. http://randalmatheny.com/outbursts/
Even though “we all stumble in many ways” Jas 3.2, we may still have complete obedience, for this includes repentance when we err.