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New Defender's Study Bible Notes

14:23 keep my words. The measure of our love for Christ is whether we keep (i.e., guard and obey) His Word and keep His commandments (John 14:15,21-24; see also I John 2:5,17; 4:17-20).

14:23 our abode. “Abode” is the same word as “mansion” in John 14:2, and these are the only two occurrences of the word in the New Testament. Even though each redeemed one will have his own “mansion” in the New Jerusalem, the indwelling presence of the triune God (even now a reality through the Holy Spirit) will continue dwelling in the same “abode” with us throughout eternity (I Thessalonians 4:17).

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