"Whoever has my commands and keeps them is the one who loves me. The one who loves me will be loved by my Father, and I too will love them and show myself to them.” John 14:21, NIV

Jesus completely aligned His life and will with the Father’s, indicating His total allegiance to the Father’s Word and commandments. He also disapproved of any attitude that would teach less than full obedience to the entirety of God’s revealed Word.   

Thus, in this text, Jesus explicitly links His disciples’ love for Him as Savior with their will to keep His commandments: If we love Him, we will love His Father’s Word, also.  

In John 5:39, our Lord declares that the knowledge of the Scriptures is the pathway to knowing Him well. Further, upon His resurrection, He unveiled the fullness of His own Person as revealed in the Old Testament (Luke 24:27). These texts come together to teach us to not only follow Christ, but to know Him, and to grow in insight as we walk with the resurrected Lord.    

A basic and continuing requirement to seeing this accomplished is a steadfast commitment to hearing, heeding, and studying the Bible. Step into its wonders today!