“Although He was a son, (Jesus) learned obedience from what He suffered.” Hebrews 5:8
Wow. This implies that obedience doesn’t just come from a firm understanding of being a child. Sonship, as it’s often called, doesn’t necessarily develop obedience. Sonship is about identity, about knowing who we are, how we’re loved, and what we’re called to steward and walk in. Obedience should overflow from that, but, as this verse suggests, we can be so firm in our understanding of sonship, and yet still need to grow in obedience.
I feel like there’s more to be understood from this verse, but that’s all I’ve gotten so far. I’ll wait and see what else lies behind this.