Then said he to me, See you do it not: for I am your fellow servant, and of your brothers the prophets…
I. THE WORK: "Blessed are they that do His commandments." The obedience intended is that which is the fruit and offspring of a renewed nature, the obedience of the penitent believer. Every man truly turned to God echoes the sentiment, "Oh, how love I Thy law!" "I delight in the law of God, after the inward man." He aspires to and labours after entire conformity to that law, as being that which constitutes the perfection of His being.
II. THE REWARD: "Blessed are they that do His commandments, that they may have right to the tree of life."
(D. Kelly, M. A.)
Parallel VersesKJV: Then saith he unto me, See thou do it not: for I am thy fellowservant, and of thy brethren the prophets, and of them which keep the sayings of this book: worship God.