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What does God promise to those who keep Christ’s commands?

Rewards for Keeping the Commands of Christ
treasures to reap when living by the words of Jesus

When we keep—that is, observe, remember, and apply—the commands of Jesus Christ, Scripture explains that many rewards will follow.

  • God will love us and reveal Himself to us.

    “He that hath my commandments, and keepeth them, he it is that loveth me: and he that loveth me shall be loved of my Father, and I will love him, and will manifest myself to him” (John 14:21).

  • God will dwell with us.

    “If a man love me, he will keep my words: and my Father will love him, and we will come unto him, and make our abode with him” (John 14:23).

  • We will abide in God’s love and our joy will be full.

    “If ye keep my commandments, ye shall abide in my love; even as I have kept my Father’s commandments, and abide in his love. These things have I spoken unto you, that my joy might remain in you, and that your joy might be full” (John 15:10–11).

  • We will know that we know and love God.

    “And hereby we do know that we know him, if we keep his commandments. . . . Whoso keepeth his word, in him verily is the love of God perfected: hereby know we that we are in him” (I John 2:3, 5). “If ye love me, keep my commandments” (John 14:15).

  • We will show love to God’s children.

    “By this we know that we love the children of God, when we love God, and keep his commandments” (I John 5:2).

  • We will be friends of Christ.

    “Ye are my friends, if ye do whatsoever I command you” (John 15:14).

  • Our prayers will be answered.

    “And whatsoever we ask, we receive of him, because we keep his commandments, and do those things that are pleasing in his sight” (I John 3:22).

  • We will be disciples.

    “A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another. By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another” (John 13:34–35).

This material is adapted from the Commands of Christ Pocket GuideOffsite Link.

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