“Whoever has my commands and obeys them, he is the one who loves me.” (John 14:21)
“Jesus replied,’If anyone loves me, he will obey my teaching…” (John 14:23)
“If you obey my commands, you will remain in my love, just as I have obeyed my Father’s commands and remain in his love.” (John 15:10)
“You are my friends if you do what I command.” (John 15:14)
“This is my command: Love each other.” (John 15:17)
So, do you see the pattern? Loving comes through obedience. It is a realization that His commands lead us to relationship with Him—a love relationship.
Could it be that Obedience is the action of Love?