“If anyone loves me, he will KEEP MY WORD; and my Father will love him and make our home with him. He who does not love me does not KEEP MY WORDS; and the word you hear is not Mine, but the Father’s who sent me.” John 14:23-24
So do you love Jesus? I would argue that most of us do not. We may convince ourselves and others that we do, calling out his name when convenient, but when it comes down to it, we rather side with our own compulsions than to follow the word of God. Some of us approach this with a luke warmness, having one foot in and one foot out. Picking and choosing according to our OWN beliefs and feelings. I’m not saying that I abide in the word to perfection, because If I did, I probably should adopt the name “Jesus, the Son of Man Jr”. No, on the other hand I’m saying that I try with ALL my heart to follow and keep the word. The word is present in ALL that I do, ALL! I work on conquering my sin and do not try and make an excuse when I stumble, I repent. Your love for Christ will be displayed by the fruit you bare and you will ONLY produce Christ like fruit if you abide in his words.