Jesus has things he wants us to do. He gives us instructions.
Do we do it exactly like He says? Or do we attempt to do it “in the spirit” of what He meant?
Well, we tell ourselves and others, He didn’t really mean it that way. Or, that was just for his disciples then, it doesn’t apply to us today.
Really? That is our approach to our Master. Rationalizing away what Jesus wants puts on the wrong side of God. God has given all authority to Jesus. God’s goal for us that we obey Him. God is God. He is not to be questioned.
Do effective employees “kind of do” what their boss wants them to do? Not if they want to keep their jobs.
I want to keep my job with Jesus.
The disciples went and did exactly what Jesus told them to do. ~~Matthew 21:6