Faithful to what?

Every teacher of religious law who becomes a disciple in the Kingdom of Heaven is like a homeowner who brings from his storeroom new gems of truth as well as old. Matt. 13:52

Jesus came with new gems which the teachers of religious law resisted. Jesus came to transform us; and that implies change.  Are we brave enough to consider our motives for holding specific passages of scripture or historically held doctrines like “old gems?” Is it faithfulness to God or faithfulness to the status quo? Are we invested in Jesus’ Kingdom or in an existing agenda?

Lord, I want to cooperate with whatever transforming change You want to make in my thinking or attitude.