A very popular scripture in the Church (and perhaps even general Christianity) is John 14:15.
If ye love me, keep my commandments.
Perhaps one reason it is so popular is because it is so easy to understand. Of course, the way it is written it is an easy target for guilt-inducing leadership. I digress though.
The other day I was sharing this passage with our children at one of our supper scripture sessions, and noticed a footnote I had written in at some earlier time. It pointed to D&C 42:29:
If thou lovest me thou shalt serve me and keep all my commandments.
I found the extra expounding interesting: firstly, because serving and commandment keeping were made distinct, and secondly, because there’s more to loving Jesus than keeping the commandments. Or rather that showing our love for him is more than just keeping the commandments.
Almost immediately after sharing this scripture with the children, Mosiah 2:17 came to mind:
[When] ye are in the service of your fellow beings ye are only in the service of your God.
So not only is serving God a sign of our love for Him, but more importantly so is our serving others.