31 Again the Jewish opposition picked up stones in order to stone him. 32 Jesus responded, “I have shown you many good works from the Father. For which of those works do you stone me?” 33 The Jewish opposition answered, “We don’t stone you for a good work but for insulting God. You are human, yet you make yourself out to be God.” 34 Jesus replied, “Isn’t it written in your Law, I have said, you are gods? 35 Scripture calls those to whom God’s word came gods, and scripture can’t be abolished. 36 So how can you say that the one whom the Father has made holy and sent into the world insults God because he said, ‘I am God’s Son’? 37 If I don’t do the works of my Father, don’t believe me. 38 But if I do them, and you don’t believe me, believe the works so that you can know and recognize that the Father is in me and I am in the Father.” 39 Again, they wanted to arrest him, but he escaped from them. 40 Jesus went back across the Jordan to the place where John had baptized at first, and he stayed there. 41 Many people came to him. “John didn’t do any miraculous signs,” they said, “but everything John said about this man was true.” 42 Many believed in Jesus there. (John 10:31-42, CEB)
When what we want goes against what we believe we must choose to keep believing or what we want.
Sometimes what we want is so powerful that it blinds us from the truth and we will do whatever we can to keep the perceived power we have and not follow what we believe.
Those in religious power were afraid they would lose their power so they had to do something with Jesus, but the truth kept making it hard to know what to do.
The easy thing to do is follow God. even when it goes against the rules, because God gave us the rules, so it is God’s prerogative to bend or break the rules.
Loving People. Loving God.