In 1896 Charles Sheldon wrote the book “In His Steps” subtitled “What Would Jesus Do?” This book is about a pastor who challenged his congregation to commit all the decisions they made based on one thought, “What would Jesus do?”, and make their decision according to what they perceived as the answer.
In the 1990s Christian youths were encouraged to wear bracelets with the initials “WWJD” inscribed on them meaning “what would Jesus do?” as a reminder to stay faithful to the teachings of Jesus.
The following is a short list what Jesus did:
He healed the sick
Caused the blind to see
Raised the dead
Only said what the Father told him to say
Told people they had to be born again to gain eternal life.
Kept the Sabbath
Kept all the Feast of the LORD as listed in Leviticus chapter 23.
Observed the dietary instructions found in the Torah the first five books of the bible. Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, and Deuteronomy. Also known as God’s teachings and instructions.
Question: when we say WWJD, is it just a trite saying, or is the person saying this considering what would Jesus do? I think instead we should say DWJD, “Do What Jesus Did.” If we consider ourselves born again, Spirit-filled Christians, why are we not doing what Jesus did?
Jesus said in Matthew 10:7, 8: “As you go, preach, saying, ‘The kingdom of heaven is at hand.’ Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, and raise the dead, cast out demons.” And in what we call the Great Commission He said, “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature. He who believes and is baptized is saved, but he who does not believe, is condemned. And these signs will follow those who believe: In My name, they will cast out demons; they will speak with new tongues; they will take up serpents; and if they drink anything deadly, it will by no means hurt them; they will lay hands on the sick, and they will recover.” Mark 16:15-18
Jesus also said, “If you love Me, keep My commandments.” John 14:15
His commandments are found from Genesis through Revelation.
John 21:25 “And there are also many other things that Jesus did, which if they were written one by one, I suppose that even the world itself could not contain the books that would be written. Amen
Jane Owens © 2019