Jesus answered and said to him, “If anyone loves Me, he will keep My word; and My Father will love him, and We will come to him and make Our abode with him. He who does not love Me does not keep My words; and the word which you hear is not Mine, but the Father’s who sent Me.”
To love Jesus is to obey his teaching.
We need to be doers of the word. We must read it, meditate on it, and live the word in our everyday lives.
Jesus says that if we love him we will do what the word says. This is Jesus talking. He couldn’t have made it any more simple then that.
When we become born again in Christ, we become new. We experience Jesus’s love and don’t want any part of our old lives. We find that there is a better way.
Becoming born again is just the first step. Leading a godly life is not always easy because there is an enemy who wants to destroy us. The only way to fight the enemy is with the word of God. It’s powerful and mighty.
When we don’t listen to his word and refuse to do what it says, Jesus is saying that by not doing so, we don’t love him. We need to understand that Jesus is the Word. He is the way, the truth, and the life. We find victory and truth in his word.
God commands us to be doers of his Word. When we take action and are obedient, He promises to bless us.
Reading the Word of God and doing what it says, proves our love for Jesus and motivates us to lead godly lives.