1 Samuel 12.15
But if you don't obey him and rebel against what he tells you, king or no king, you will fare no better
there just really is no goodness at all to being apart from you. there really is no such thing as independence from you because the moment we try and think we can do without you is the moment we cease to exist, the moment we cease to be significant. the moment we stop depending on you is the moment we stop living. when we stop following you, when we stop obeying you and just start figuring life out on our own, we lose right there and then we will never fare better than anything or anyone that's ever declared independence from you. oh God we want nothing of that, our whole existence is anchored on you and it's just not right for us to be any other way. praise you we get to be your follower!