A question: What is the shape of that love?
It is not simply to be affectionate: to like him, or worse, to love the idea of Jesus. Its very concrete.
- V15: If you love me, you will keep my commandments
- V23: Those who love me will keep my word
So you’ll be committed to finding out what his commandments are; what his word is. And then be committed to living that way. And you’ll discover, as you read the Bible, its not simply ethical teaching; and it’s not just a morality; and you won’t find a stack of laws in the New Testament. But there’s plenty to do and plenty to be. But here's the thing: You cannot love Jesus while not doing what he says.
It is impossible.
More to come...