The New Commandment

So, when he had gone out, Jesus said, “Now the Son of Man is glorified, and God is glorified in Him. 32 If God is glorified in Him, God will also glorify Him in Himself, and glorify Him immediately. 33 Little children, I shall be with you a little while longer. You will seek Me; and as I said to the Jews, ‘Where I am going, you cannot come,’ so now I say to you. 34 A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another; as I have loved you, that you also love one another. 35 By this all will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another.” — John 13:31-35.

After Judas departs on his nefarious errand, Jesus says to the remaining eleven disciples that the glorifying of God is, and will be, achieved in the glorifying of the Son of Man, the Lord Jesus Christ. Jesus emphasizes that the demonstration of true discipleship is shown in His disciples really loving one another, with the same holy and self-sacrificing love that He has shown to them.

Scripture taken from the New King James Version®. Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

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