Ibn al-Qayyim, may Allāh have mercy on him, said:

 …[T]he first of the levels of reverence and awe due to Al-Ḥaqq (the Ever True and Certain One)—great is His might and majesty—is holding His commands and prohibitions in the highest regard…so a believer’s treating Allāh the All-High’s commands and prohibitions with the utmost reverence is a sign of his treating the Giver of commands and prohibitions with reverence and awe….

Translator: Mikail ibn Mahboob Ariff
Source: ibn Qayyim al-Jawziyyah, Shams al-Dīn Muḥammad. Al-Wābil al-Ṣayyib min al-Kalim al-Ṭayyib. Damascus: Maktabah Dār al-Bayān, 1973, pp. 9-10.
Date published: March 26th, 2015