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What Would Jesus Do?

By Mack | December 28, 2008

I know you remember this. It was on bracelets, necklaces, wristbands, etc.  It was all the rage.   WWJD?
Well,  I guess you may have noticed, it’s not that popular anymore.    Not that it ever had any legs as a movement anyway.  I mean, even the well meaning people that wear the WWJD apparel mostly have no clue what Jesus would do, in a given situation.

There, I said that.

Jesus would eat with the poor , not look down on them.   Jesus would spend most of His time with sinners, felons, drug users, the “sick”.   What do we do? We try to stay away from these people, and secretly maybe say a prayer for them.   Sometimes Jesus was angry and he caused a big disruption in church, turning over tables and yelling.    Did you know that?
If I did that, in the right situation, I would be doing what Jesus did.

I know we all want to ‘think’ we sort of know what Jesus would do, even if we don’t care to do it ourselves.
The fact is, (at least the facts the way I see them) we don’t know what Jesus would do, because we don’t know Jesus.
What I mean by that is, some of us know Him as a savior and that is very important, but we don’t know what He would do in our day to day circumstances.   Why don’t we?
He gave us a way to know Him.   He gave us a chronicle of His life that we can read. We can get to know Him by reading about how He handled situations that happened in His life.   In fact, the entire Bible is what God wants us to know about Him.

I said all that to encourage you to get to know Him this year.    I am talking to myself even more than to you.   I need to learn about Him more and to know what He would do…

What Would Jesus Do?   How can we say we love Him and at the same time have no idea what He thinks about certain things.   We should know.   If you know me, really know me, you have a good idea what I would think about a given situation.   Those who have only heard of me, or maybe know my name , don’t really know me.   Often we say we know God, but we act like we don’t.    Or we don’t really care what He says for us to do.

This is a matter of deep thought and urgent behavior change.   I am going to try to get to know Him this year.

Maybe you will join me?

One comment | Add One

  1. Brittney - 01/6/2009 at 11:20 am

    This is a great entry. Christians (myself included) tend to gravitate towards those who seem to be living in the right direction and avoid those in need. I see it in myself when I scold someone for cutting me off on the highway, or ridicule the parents of the kids in the playground behind my apartment who curse at each other and argue. We really need to see things the way Jesus saw them. He loves and cares about us all. It’s time we start acting the same way.

    I’d love to grow with you this year. I need to do the same.

    I look forward to hearing from you.

    God bless,
    Brittney

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