Keep my commandments! (Jn 14:21-14:21)

“They who have

My commandments

And keep them

Are those

Who love me.

Those who love me

Will be loved

By my Father.

I will love them.

I will reveal myself

To them.”

ὁ ἔχων τὰς ἐντολάς μου καὶ τηρῶν αὐτὰς, ἐκεῖνός ἐστιν ὁ ἀγαπῶν με· ὁ δὲ ἀγαπῶν με ἀγαπηθήσεται ὑπὸ τοῦ Πατρός μου, κἀγὼ ἀγαπήσω αὐτὸν καὶ ἐμφανίσω αὐτῷ ἐμαυτόν.

John uniquely indicated that Jesus said that those people who have his commandments (ὁ ἔχων τὰς ἐντολάς μου) and keep them (καὶ τηρῶν αὐτὰς) are the people who love him (ἐκεῖνός ἐστιν ὁ ἀγαπῶν με).  These people who love Jesus (ὁ δὲ ἀγαπῶν με) will be loved by his Father (ἀγαπηθήσεται ὑπὸ τοῦ Πατρός μου).  He would love them (κἀγὼ ἀγαπήσω αὐτὸν).  He would reveal himself to them (καὶ ἐμφανίσω αὐτῷ ἐμαυτόν).  Throughout this section, Jesus used the first person singular and the second person plural.  If they followed the commandments of Jesus, they would show that they loved Jesus.  God, the Father, would love them, because they have loved Jesus.  Jesus too would love and reveal himself to them.  The main thing was to follow and keep the commandments of Jesus.  Do you keep the commandments of Jesus?

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