In church a few weeks ago, our Pastor discussed the difference between “What would Jesus do” and “What has Jesus done.” He went on to explain that we as humans have a tendency to find answers in those we look up to or believe in or someone we think is very smart; and then we try to emulate them.
However, in Jesus Christ, we don’t have to ask what He would do, but rather look at what has He already done, and then do that. It’s a simple enough concept, we don’t have to imagine or guess what Jesus would do, just look at what He has done. In the 30 plus years that Jesus was hear on earth, He gave us so many examples of how to live a good life. He taught us by word and deed. He taught us through parables to make us think, He gave us example after example of what to do in any given situation.
But most important of all, Jesus set the bar extremely high by laying down His life for us to take away our sin. He loved us, and He gave us the 11th commandment; when at the last supper He told the disciples “A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another, even as I have loved you, that you also love one another.” (see John 13:34). What better example do you need?
I love you all, and I pray you will love me in return.