The ultimate goal of the Holy Spirits work in the believers life is to produce spiritual maturity reflected in consistent Christlike behavior and attitudes Gal. 5:22-23; Luke 14:25-33; Col. 1:23-29). Therefore, obedience to the Word of God, while not necessary for obtaining eternal salvation from hell, is the essential responsibility of each Christian (Rom. 6:23-23; Heb. 5:13,14; I Cor. 2:14-3:4). However, the Bible does not teach that this obedience will be manifested in all believers. If a believer does not yield to the ministry of the Holy Spirit in his experience, failure will result, evidenced by sinful acts or even prolonged disobedience (I Cor. 10:1-13; Gal. 5:16-21).