15 “If you love Me, keep My commands.
2 Kings 5:14-15 NLT
14 So Naaman went down to the Jordan River and dipped himself seven times, as the man of God had instructed him. And his skin became as healthy as the skin of a young child, and he was healed!
15 Then Naaman and his entire party went back to find the man of God. They stood before him, and Naaman said, “Now I know that there is no God in all the world except in Israel. So please accept a gift from your servant.”
Esther 4:14 Complete Jewish Bible (CJB)
14 For if you fail to speak up now, relief and deliverance will come to the Jews from a different direction…Who knows whether you didn’t come into your royal position precisely for such a time as this.”
Esther 5:1-3 Complete Jewish Bible (CJB)
5 On the third day, Ester put on her royal robes and stood in the inner courtyard of the king’s palace, opposite the king’s hall. The king was sitting on his royal throne in the king’s hall, across from the entrance to the hall. 2 When the king saw Esther the queen standing in the courtyard, she won his favor; so the king extended the gold scepter in his hand toward Ester. Ester approached and touched the tip of the scepter. 3 “What is it you want, Queen Esther?” the king asked her. “Whatever your request, up to half the kingdom, it will be given to you.”
John 14:21, 23
21 Whoever has My commands and keeps them is the one who loves Me. The one who loves Me will be loved by My Father, and I too will love them and show Myself to them.”
23 Jesus replied, “Anyone who loves Me will obey My teaching. My Father will love them, and We will come to them and make Our home with them.
John 15:14 NLT
You are My friends if you do what I command.
1 John 5:3 NIV
“…this is love for God: to keep His commands.”
1 John 2:4-5 NIV
4 Whoever says, “I know Him,” but does not do what He commands is a liar, and the truth is not in that person. 5 But if anyone obeys His word, love for God is truly made complete in them.”
“Cheap grace is grace without discipleship, grace without the cross, grace without Jesus Christ, living and incarnate”
~ Dietrich Bonhoeffer, The Cost of Discipleship