Your obedience to Jesus makes you great in the kingdom of heaven.

Your obedience to Jesus makes you great in the kingdom of heaven.

“but whoever does and teaches them, he shall be called great [megas] in the kingdom of heaven.” (Matt 5:19)

“Blessed are those who do His commandments, that they may have the right to the tree of life, and may enter through the gates into the city.” (Rev 22:14)

“Now the purpose of the commandment [parangelia] is love from a pure heart, from a good conscience, and from sincere faith” (1Tim 1:5)

“He who has My commandments and keeps them, it is he who loves Me. And he who loves Me will be loved by My Father, and I will love him and manifest Myself to him.” (Jn 14:21)

“If you love Me, keep My commandments.” (Jn 14:15)

“If you keep My commandments, you will abide in My love, just as I have kept My Father’s commandments and abide in His love.” (Jn 15:10)

“This is My commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you.” (Jn 15:12)

“A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another; as I have loved you, that you also love one another.” (Jn 13:34)

“But if you want to enter into life, keep the commandments.” (Matt 19:17)

“And you shall love the LORD your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind, and with all your strength. This is the first commandment.” (Mk 12:30)

“And the second, like it, is this: You shall love your neighbor as yourself. There is no other commandment greater than these.” (Mk 12:31)

“Therefore the law is holy, and the commandment holy and just and good.” (Rom 7:12)

“if there is any other commandment, are all summed up in this saying, namely, You shall love your neighbor as yourself.” (Rom 13:9)

“Circumcision is nothing and uncircumcision is nothing, but keeping the commandments of God is what matters.” (1Cor 7:19)

“Fight the good fight of faith, lay hold on eternal life, to which you were also called and have confessed the good confession in the presence of many witnesses…that you keep this commandment without spot, blameless until our Lord Jesus Christ’s appearing” (1Tim 6:12,14)

“that you may be mindful of the words which were spoken before by the holy prophets, and of the commandment of us, the apostles of the Lord and Savior” (2Pet 3:2)

“Now by this we know that we know Him, if we keep His commandments.” (1Jn 2:3)

“Brethren, I write no new commandment to you, but an old commandment which you have had from the beginning. The old commandment is the word which you heard from the beginning.” (1Jn 2:7)

“And whatever we ask we receive from Him, because we keep His commandments and do those things that are pleasing in His sight.” (1Jn 3:22)

“And this is His commandment: that we should believe on the name of His Son Jesus Christ and love one another, as He gave us commandment.” (1Jn 3:23)

Now he who keeps His commandments abides in Him, and He in him. And by this we know that He abides in us, by the Spirit whom He has given us.” (1Jn 3:24)

“And this commandment we have from Him: that he who loves God must love his brother also.” (1Jn 4:21)

“By this we know that we love the children of God, when we love God and keep His commandments.” (1Jn 5:2)

“For this is the love of God, that we keep His commandments. And His commandments are not burdensome. (1Jn 5:3)

“I rejoiced greatly that I have found some of your children walking in truth, as we received commandment from the Father.” (2Jn 1:4)

“This is love, that we walk according to His commandments. This is the commandment, that as you have heard from the beginning, you should walk in it.” (2Jn 1:6)

“Here is the patience of the saints; here are those who keep the commandments of God and the faith of Jesus.” (Rev 14:12)

Reading: Num 1-3; Matt 5