All Jesus is asking for is 1st Commandment loyalty: “We should fear, love, and trust in God above all things.” God must always be first. Jesus is God. Jesus has told us that following Him has costs. He’s also told us that following Him has indescribably wonderful rewards. He’s asking all of us to be COMMITTED TO HIM THROUGH THICK AND THROUGH THIN.
The Christian God is not a God of moral excellence, rather He is a God of moral perfection. Since we are unable to be perfect as our Father in heaven is perfect, we need a Savior. And have a Savior we do. He is none other than God Himself in the flesh, Who lived a life without sin and died in our place as our substitute under God’s perfect justice. Let there be no doubt! Let us proclaim as Thomas did, “My Lord and my God.”