John 14:15 If you love me, keep my commandments.
“This is the only proper evidence of love to Jesus, for mere profession is no proof of love; but that love for Him which leads us to do all His will, to love each other, to deny ourselves, to take up our cross, and to follow Him through evil report and through good report, is true attachment.” Albert Barnes
“God’s great object in the working out of His providences is to try men, to give them opportunity to develop character. Thus He proves whether they are obedient or disobedient to His commands. Good works do not purchase the love of God, but they reveal that we possess that love. If we surrender the will to God, we shall not work in order to earn God’s love. His love as a free gift will be received into the soul, and from love to Him we shall delight to obey His commandments.
There are only two classes in the world today, and only two classes will be recognized in the judgment—those who violate God’s law and those who obey it. Christ gives the test by which to prove our loyalty or disloyalty. “If ye love Me,” He says, “keep My commandments.… He that hath My commandments, and keepeth them, he it is that loveth Me. And he that loveth Me shall be loved of My Father, and I will love him, and will manifest Myself to him.… He that loveth Me not keepeth not My sayings; and the word which ye hear is not Mine, but the Father’s which sent Me.” “If ye keep My commandments, ye shall abide in My love; even as I have kept My Father’s commandments, and abide in His love.” John 14:15–24; 15:10. Ellen White, Christ’s Object Lessons, p. 283
Abiding in the love of God is the only safe place to be in these last days. We demonstrate our love for God through lives that follow His instructions. God never requires anything of us that He does not enable us to do. We have an example in Christ Jesus and He beckons us to follow in His steps in love and obedience to God.
God bless you as you continue in His service.