You’ve probably heard the expression, “What would Jesus do?” If I’m not mistaken, it comes from one of my all-time favorite books, IN HIS STEPS by Charles Sheldon. Needless to say, thinking about what Jesus WOULD do in a situation, praying to God to show us, studying the Bible so we do know, and DOING what Jesus would do, in other words what God’s will is, is crucial in the life of a Jesus follower. That said, we should also pay attention to what Jesus would NOT do – and make sure we do NOT do it either!
If we find we have already done something Jesus would NOT do, or are currently doing something Jesus would NOT do, we should repent and turn to the Lord and do what Jesus would do. And if we have not yet done what Jesus would NOT do, we should make sure we don’t do it! Plain and simple, we who believe in Jesus should follow Jesus and in following Jesus should obey the Lord!
Examples of what Jesus would NOT do? Hurt people who are hurting Him, lash out at people who lash out at Him, hate people who hate Him, live for self, pick and choose whom to love, live for pleasure, go against the Bible, turn His back on widows and orphans, feel sorry for Himself, be led by His feelings instead of by the Holy Spirit, brag about Himself, be prideful, be impatient, be rude, be condescending, be controlling and manipulative, be dishonest, be greedy and gluttonous, lose His temper at people as a result of not getting what He wants, hurt the heart of God the Father, trample over people to get what He wants, etc.
So here is the question. Is there anything you and I are doing that Jesus would NOT do? Let us go before the Lord regularly, let us purify our hearts and lives regularly, let us repent regularly, and let us be committed to being totally devoted followers of the Lord Jesus Christ, AMEN!
“and He died for all, that those who live should live no longer for themselves, but for Him who died for them and rose again.” 2 Corinthians 5:15 NKJV
“Therefore be imitators of God as dear children. And walk in love, as Christ also has loved us and given Himself for us, an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweet-smelling aroma.” Ephesians 5:1-2 NKJV