As the Father has loved Me, so have I loved you: abide in My love. If you keep My commandments, you shall abide in My love; even as I have kept My Father’s commandments, and abide in His love. Joh 15:9-10
Greek and Hebrew root words.
FATHER. The Greek is Strong’s G3962 πατήρ pater. Its Hebrew equivalent working back from the Septuagint, is
FATHER. Strong’s H1 אב ab. The parable is: The father is the strong one (aleph) of the house (bet).
TO LOVE. The Greek is Strong’s G25 αγαπάω agapeo. Its Hebrew equivalent is
TO LOVE. Strong’s H157 אהב ahab. The parable is: The strong (aleph) sense of wonder, even astonishment, and appreciation the man feels when beholding (hey) his family (bet).
TO ABIDE. The Greek is Strong’s G3306 μένω meno. Its Hebrew equivalent is
TO DWELL. Strong’s H3427 ישב yashab, a primitive root meaning, “to sit down.”
yud י = closed hand, thus work, throw, worship
shin ש = two front teeth, thus sharp, press, eat, two, again
bet ב = house, thus house, household, family, in, within
The parable: When work (yud) is ended, we press (shin) into the house (bet), to sit down at the end of our day of labor. We sit down and dwell in the place we make our home.
TO KEEP. The Greek is Strong’s G5083 τηρέω tereo. Its Hebrew equivalent is
TO ARISE. Strong’s H6965 קום quwm. The parable is: A standing grain stalk or plant arises and stands up when it gathers (quph, as light leaves the earth and sky to be gathered to the sun when it is on the horizon) to itself (vav, in the context of adding) water (mem) drawn up from the root. The equivalency is found in the parable of the sower:
The sower sows the word. … and the word sown on stony ground are those who, when they hear the word, immediately receive it with gladness; but they have no root in themselves, and so endure only for a time. Afterward, when tribulation or persecution arises for the word’s sake, immediately they stumble. Mar 4:15, 17
Because there is no depth of soil, there is no water drawn up to itself, and no endurance for the heat of the day. A plant with deep roots can withstand a little drought or famine, because they are not just drawing on water from the surface. They are drawing from deep in the earth, where the temporary surface conditions do not affect it. We develop deep roots by feeding on the Bread of Life daily, and drinking of the Living Water daily. And this is how we keep, so that we stand in the evil day.
COMMANDMENT. The Greek is Strong’s G1785 εντολή entole. Its Hebrew equivalent is
COMMANDMENT. Strong’s H4687, mitsvah, from Strong’s H6680 צוה tsavah, a primitive root meaning, “to set up, to constitute, to appoint.” The parable is: the path (tsadey) made sure (vav) by revelation (hey).
Isn’t it amazing that the way we abide, stay, dwell, remain, sit down in Yeshua’s love for us, is by keeping His commandments? It is His love language.