Those who obey God's teachings are blessed
Luke 11:28 (ASV 1901)
28But he said, Yea rather, blessed are they that hear the word of God, and keep it.
Graciously but firmly, Jim Cymbala spoke the truth to a young couple on the dangers of Christians co-habiting while yet unmarried. Michelle and Steve, the young couple in question took his advice and their lives became the better for it.