The Apostles incited believers to great obedience to the commandments of Christ. Yet they did not say: Do this or you will be punished or do that and get a reward. They never cracked the whip of the Law in the ears of fellow saints. That is sordid and born in fear. The primary heart conquering motive for a believer is deep love for Jesus and His Word. Obedience is just the outworking of New Covenant reality.
What motivates you? Do you act out of fear of punishment or do you act out of love for Jesus? May God search the motives of our hearts today. May all that we do or say comes out of our desire to glorify God.