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WWJD - How does it apply to me?

We see WWJD on t-shirts, bumper stickers, bracelets, magnets, key rings - everywhere! But what does it really mean? How does it apply to us?

First of all, WWJD stands for "What would Jesus Do?" It is a question that we ask ourselves before making a decision. If Jesus were here in this very circumstance, what would He do? How would He react?

So how do we know what Jesus would do? God's Word states several things that governed Jesus' life and how He reacted:
  • Jesus always obeyed His Father! Before His crucifixion, Jesus prayed, "Father, if you are willing, take this cup from me; yet not my will, but yours be done" (Luke 22:42). Since Jesus was sinless, He was always in full obedience to God. How do we know what God wants us to do? God always wants us to be obedient to His Word, the Bible. So, if you are unsure what to do, study God's Word.

  • Jesus was always truthful. Jesus never lied and never took advantage of anyone. In fact, Jesus said, "…Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you" (Matthew 5:44).

  • Jesus always thought of others and helped them. In fact, His mission on earth was one of service. Matthew 20:28 says, "…The Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many." His ministry was full of helping the needy, healing sickness and disease, and caring for others. Jesus always put others first.

  • Jesus always shared His Gospel message. Throughout His earthly ministry, Jesus shared the reason He had come. His last words to His disciples commanded them to do the same, "Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age" (Matthew 28:19-20).


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