31 Then Jesus said to those Jews who believed Him, “If you abide in My word, you are My disciples indeed. (NKJV)
Staying in the word was proof of true salvation. Staying in the word is a sign of a disciple.
Obeying His word=growth in spiritual knowledge=growth in freedom from sin.
Life leads to learning, & learning leads to liberty.
Live life with a willingness to learn and apply that learning to obtain liberty-that is part of discipleship.