But that the world may know that I love the Father, and as the Father gave Me commandment, so I do. Arise, let us go from here. (John 14:31, NKJV)
Jesus was about to give himself up for arrest, humiliation, torture and death. He sacrificed himself out of love for the Father and in full obedience to the Father’s commandment. Thus, Jesus teaches us what He expects of us when we claim to love Him – the full surrender of ourselves in complete obedience to His commands. “If you love Me, keep my commandments” is our directive from the Son of God, not a suggestion for our consideration (Jno. 14:15). Let us devote ourselves to loving Jesus the way He loves the Father, with total surrender and complete obedience to all His commands.