“If you love me, You will keep my commands.”
“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. Anyone who does not love me will not obey my teaching. These words you hear are not my words.”
We are given a condition by Jesus to keep and be obedient to His teachings. The reward is the love of both Jesus and God, even though they are one. The teachings of Jesus come to us through the substance of a parable quoted by Jesus initiated by God according to Moses. Jesus says, “These words you hear are not my own; they belong to the Father who sent me.” This comes alive when I connect it to the prophecy from Moses, when He is talking with God. He says to Moses, “I will raise up a prophet like you and put my words in His mouth and anyone that does not obey my words I will require them to do and live their own words.” When we are doing the principles of Jesus, we are doing what God wants us to do not what we want to do. The question how many more commands of Jesus are there? Jesus is constantly answering questions asked by His students with His quotes. This in itself shows each one of us that in order to engage with Jesus we are required to ask questions of the quotes he has made. When we ask questions of Jesus it puts us as a student with Jesus and/or God the teacher. There are many more questions that can be asked of this quote. For instance, How come Jesus does not refer to God instead of Father? What Is the Judgement for not believing and how does it impact a persons life? Does this conflict with other documented statements? Is it possible to discuss any issue or do we ignore the ones that do not agree with? All questions of life are answered within the parables of Jesus as they are related to life.