“Whoever has my commands and keeps them is the one who loves me. The one who loves me will be loved by my Father, and I too will love them and show myself to them.” — John 14:21
Jesus completely aligned His life and will with the Father’s, indicating His total allegiance to the Father’s Word and commandments. He also disapproved of any attitude that would teach less than full obedience to the entirety of God’s revealed Word.
Thus, in John14:21 Jesus explicitly links His disciples’ love for Him as Savior with their will to keep His commandments: for if we love Him, we will love His Father’s Word, also. In John 5:39, our Lord declares that the knowledge of the Scriptures is the pathway to knowing Him well.