What is John 15:10 really saying?
Men and women that want to give God exclusive devotion, show their love to Him and dedicate their lives to God's service and follow/keep his commandments. By following God's commandment an individual shows that he/she loves God.
John 15:10-14 (NASB)
10 "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. 11 These
things I have spoken to you so that My joy may be in you, and that
your joy may be made full."
Notice Jesus qualifies the above, there is more than just loving God and Jesus.
12 “This is My commandment, that you love one another, just as I have
loved you. 13 Greater love has no one than this, that one lay down his
life for his friends. 14 You are My friends if you do what I command
Jesus eventually gave his life for his friends/disciples, this self sacrifice , should move his followers to have the same self sacrificing love for one another. Having this type of love Jesus says, will distinguish them "among men, that your My disciples."
John 13:35 (NASB)
35 "By this all men will know that you are My disciples, if you have
love for one another.”
Jesus said that , we have to keep his commandments to have eternal life , but to be able to keep his commandments we have to make an effort to study God's word and so, perceive, recognize, become acquainted ,get intimate with Him, as well as the Messiah, Whom God sent.
John 17:3 (NASB)
3 "This is eternal life, that they may know You, the only true God,
and Jesus Christ whom You have sent."
Ecclesiastes 12:13-14 (NASB)
13 "The conclusion, when all has been heard, is: fear God and keep His
commandments, because this applies to every person. 14 For God will
bring every act to judgment, everything which is hidden, whether it is
good or evil.