Obeying Jesus is the primary evidence that we love Him and are His disciples. Jesus very clearly said, “if you love Me, keep My commandments” (John 14:15). Our decision to obey is the key to understanding the spiritual reality of the Scriptures and frees the Holy Spirit to teach us. We will never grow or prosper in our walk with Jesus until we determine to obey His word.
If we truly love Jesus, we must also be careful to do only what we see Jesus doing, Just as He did only what He saw the Father doing (John 5:16-23). We do this by aligning our will with His will and receiving understanding of His Word (John 7:17). As we receive and understand His Word, we can then speak as the Lord commands,knowing we will be judged by the words of Jesus (John 12:47-50).
We show our love for Jesus by obeying Him. We must diligently keep God’s Word so that His presence will steadfastly abide in us (John 14:15-24).