15 If you [really] love Me, you will keep (obey) My commands.
John 14:15 AMPC
Love & Obey
Jesus says in the Gospel of John that if we love Him, we will obey whatever He commands. Love will give us the desire to obey God. Many people today think that if you obey the words in the Bible that you are legalistic. This term is thrown around as an excuse for some people's lack of love for the Lord. Praise God if someone obeys the words of Jesus. We should be happy that they are submitting to the commands of Jesus.
21 The person who has My commands and keeps them is the one who [really] loves Me; and whoever [really] loves Me will be loved by My Father, and I [too] will love him and will show (reveal, manifest) Myself to him. [I will let Myself be clearly seen by him and make Myself real to him.]
John 14:21 AMPC
23 Jesus answered, If a person [really] loves Me, he will keep My word [obey My teaching]; and My Father will love him, and We will come to him and make Our home (abode, special dwelling place) with him.
24 Anyone who does not [really] love Me does not observe and obey My teaching. And the teaching which you hear and heed is not Mine, but [comes] from the Father Who sent Me.
John 14:23-24 AMPC
Start or continue to obey the commands of Jesus because you love Him!
22 If anyone does not love the Lord [does not have a friendly affection for Him and is not kindly disposed toward Him], he shall be accursed! Our Lord will come! (Maranatha!)
1 Corinthians 16:22 AMPC