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Verses of John 14

15

John 14:15 Commentary - Expository Notes with Practical Observations on the New Testament

In these words our Saviour implicitly reproves his disciples for their fond way of expressing their love to him, by doating upon his bodily presence, and sorrowing immoderately for his absence and he expressly warns them to evidence their love to him by their obedience to his commands; If ye love me, keep my commandments.

Where observe, Christ requires an obedient love, and loving obedience.

Love without obedience is but dissimulation: obedience without love is but drudgery and slavery. Such a love as produces obedience, must be a dutiful love; a love of reverence and honour to him as a commander, and an operative and working love, a labour of love, as the apostle calls it; Not waiters, but workers, are the best servants in Christ's esteem.

And such an obedience as is the product of love, will be a willing, easy, and cheerful obedience a pleasing and an acceptable obedience, a constant and abiding obedience; all other motives without love are servile and base, and beget in us the drudgery of a slave, but not the duty of a son: He that fears God only, is afraid of smarting: but he that loves God, is afraid of offending.

Learn hence, That the best and surest evidence we can have of our love to the Lord Jesus Christ, is an humble, cheerful, universal, and perservering obedience, to his commands: Keep my commandments: that is, endeavour it without reserve; for though we cannot keep the commandments to a just satisfaction, yet we may perform them to a gracious acceptation.

And the word My, my commandments, is a sweetening and alleviating word. Moses's law, an unsupportable load, but Christ's law an easy burthen. The law from Sinai, dreadful; the law from Sion, gracious; it pardons weakness, and accepts sincerity.

Verses of John 14

15

Consult other comments:

John 14:15 - Albert Barnes' Notes on the Bible

John 14:15 - Joseph Benson’s Commentary on the Old and New Testaments

John 14:15 - Expository Notes with Practical Observations on the New Testament

John 14:15 - Calvin's Complete Commentary

John 14:15 - The Cambridge Bible for Schools and Colleges

John 14:15 - Adam Clarke's Commentary and Critical Notes on the Bible

John 14:15 - Commentary on the Holy Bible by Thomas Coke

John 14:15 - College Press Bible Study Textbook Series

John 14:15 - Companion Bible Notes, Appendices and Graphics

John 14:15 - Expository Notes of Dr. Constable (Old and New Testaments)

John 14:15 - Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers (Old and New Testaments)

John 14:15 - The Expositor’s Greek Testament by Robertson

John 14:15 - Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary

John 14:15 - Geneva Bible Notes

John 14:15 - John Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

John 14:15 - Gnomon of the New Testament

John 14:15 - Godet Commentary (Luke, John, Romans and 1 Corinthians)

John 14:15 - The Great Texts of the Bible

John 14:15 - Matthew Henry's Whole Bible Commentary

John 14:15 - Charles Simeon's Horae Homileticae (Old and New Testaments)

John 14:15 - Commentaries on the New Testament and Prophets

John 14:15 - Jamieson, Fausset and Brown's Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

John 14:15 - The Popular Commentary on the Bible by Kretzmann

John 14:15 - Expositions Of Holy Scripture by Alexander MacLaren

John 14:15 - Heinrich August Wilhelm Meyer's New Testament Commentary

John 14:15 - Church Pulpit Commentary

John 14:15 - Commentary Series on the Bible by Peter Pett

John 14:15 - English Annotations on the Holy Bible by Matthew Poole

John 14:15 - The Preacher's Complete Homiletical Commentary Edited by Joseph S. Exell

John 14:15 - Old and New Testaments Restoration Commentary

John 14:15 - Robertson's Word Pictures in the New Testament

John 14:15 - A Popular Commentary on the New Testament

John 14:15 - Spurgeon's Verse Expositions of the Bible

John 14:15 - John Trapp's Complete Commentary (Old and New Testaments)

John 14:15 - The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

John 14:15 - You Can Understand the Bible: Study Guide Commentary Series by Bob Utley

John 14:15 - Vincent's Word Studies in the New Testament

John 14:15 - Whedon's Commentary on the Old and New Testaments

John 14:15 - Combined Bible Commentary

Expository Notes with Practical Observations on the New Testament