How do we know we are keeping God’s word? Now that is a very reasonable question. God has said so much, it is easy to get overwhelmed.
The answer from the Apostle John (the one whom Jesus loved) is stunningly simple. Do we see God’s love in someone? Then they are keeping God’s word.
That is what it comes down to over and over again. Love god. Love everyone else. That is the summation of the word of God.
It is in fact the only way to be certain.
But the one who keeps God’s word is the person in whom we see God’s mature love. This is the only way to be sure we’re in God.” ~~Apostle John (1 John 2:5 The Message)