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"What would Jesus do?" is a popular religious expression on bracelets, necklaces, and T-shirts with the initials WWJD. The idea behind WWJD is that to know how to do the right thing, we simply ask ...
WWJD...this is so irrelevant in so many ways, that we need to be careful we don't fall into traps where we copy Christ's steps rather than His character. As we look to Christ for our guidence, we are reminded that we do have the mind of Christ (1 Cor. 2.16), and can run according to His will if we are submissive to Him in all things. This means self-sacrifice as Paul stated, in mortifying the flesh daily. It's not I that live, but Christ in me. The whole WWJD enterprise is not biblical as in order to copy Christ's decisions and choices, we would have to live according to the Mosaic Law, and be subject to the customs and rules of the day. Of course, Christ broke many of those as He saw fit, but we cannot copy Him out of form, but rather copy His attitudes and motives in obeying His commands. Paul said to imitate him as he imitates Christ. Imitate how? By asking in prayer for God to conform you to His image. This is the work that God is doing in us and He won't be done until it's completed. Until we reflect Christ's image perfectly. This is imitating Christ, in behaviors, motives and thought-processes and striving to be like Him through humility and submission.
It is simple... but not always easy Wear the cloak of Christ, live your life with the beautiful heart God gave us; not the hate and impulsiveness the world gives us. If you have to understand Christ to understand the statement. God Bless us all
It's better to look at what did Jesus do. Imitating the things that he did do is the best place to start. You can learn much about his character and what he is like and what we should be like. Of course you must ask for his guidance while doing this and be willing to do what ever it is you need to do. If your not willing ask God to make you willing. If anyone wants to know his will God will show them.
Don't you think that the WWJD merchandise is actually something extremely positive in one's life? I ask myself often, WWJD? And then I go to Scripture to find out what Jesus did. It certainly doesn't apply in every situation, but it makes many wonder about this loving, saving Jesus. And isn't that productive and possibly life changing? It can only do good. I see nothing wrong with the sentiment and it certainly is not anti Scripture.
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