I don’t know about you, but if someone tells me to trust them, I don’t. If you have to command me trust you, I expect something is up.
In this passage, Jesus, knowing he would be talking to many Deans, said up front, “Don’t get upset, anxious, or frightened.” Or "Don’t let what I have to say next throw you.” He continues, "If you are one of those people who trust in, rely on, and obey God, hang on, you can put that same trust, reliance on, and obedience toward me. In short, trust me!"
Now that is a call to faith!REF 1 “Don’t let this throw you. You trust God, don’t you? Trust me.” John 14:1 (The Message)