By this we know that we have come to know Him, if we keep His commandments.
“ If you love Me, you will keep My commandments.
If you keep My commandments, you will abide in My love; just as I have kept My Father’s commandments and abide in His love.
By this we know that we abide in Him and He in us, because He has given us of His Spirit.
For this is the love of God, that we keep His commandments; and His commandments are not burdensome.
Then I shall not be ashamed When I look upon all Your commandments.
I shall run the way of Your commandments, For You will enlarge my heart.
As a result of the anguish of His soul, He will see it and be satisfied; By His knowledge the Righteous One, My Servant, will justify the many, As He will bear their iniquities.
“ Why do you call Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ and do not do what I say?
He who has My commandments and keeps them is the one who loves Me; and he who loves Me will be loved by My Father, and I will love him and will disclose Myself to him.”
You are My friends if you do what I command you.
Finally then, brethren, we request and exhort you in the Lord Jesus, that as you received from us instruction as to how you ought to walk and please God (just as you actually do walk), that you excel still more.
And having been made perfect, He became to all those who obey Him the source of eternal salvation,
The one who says, “ I have come to know Him,” and does not keep His commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him;
We know that we have passed out of death into life, because we love the brethren. He who does not love abides in death.
We will know by this that we are of the truth, and will assure our heart before Him
and whatever we ask we receive from Him, because we keep His commandments and do the things that are pleasing in His sight.
We know that we are of God, and that the whole world lies in the power of the evil one.
Blessed are those who wash their robes, so that they may have the right to the tree of life, and may enter by the gates into the city.
This is eternal life, that they may know You, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom You have sent.
For God, who said, “ Light shall shine out of darkness,” is the One who has shone in our hearts to give the Light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Christ.