"If you love Me, you will keep My commandments.
You have heard Me tell you, 'I am going away and I am coming to you.' If you loved Me, you would have rejoiced that I am going to the Father, because the Father is greater than I.
Are You not our God who drove out the inhabitants of this land before Your people Israel and who gave it forever to the descendants of Abraham Your friend?
I have come to my garden-- my sister, my bride. I gather my myrrh with my spices. I eat my honeycomb with my honey. I drink my wine with my milk. Eat, friends! Drink, be intoxicated with love!
But you, Israel, My servant, Jacob, whom I have chosen, descendant of Abraham, My friend--
For whoever does the will of My Father in heaven, that person is My brother and sister and mother."
"And I say to you, My friends, don't fear those who kill the body, and after that can do nothing more.
So the Scripture was fulfilled that says, Abraham believed God, and it was credited to him for righteousness, and he was called God's friend.
"Do whatever He tells you," His mother told the servants.
If you know these things, you are blessed if you do them.
The one who has My commands and keeps them is the one who loves Me. And the one who loves Me will be loved by My Father. I also will love him and will reveal Myself to him."
For this is what love for God is: to keep His commands. Now His commands are not a burden,