A Facebook friend of mine wrote me this after she read my blog:
I was reading what would God do but can’t find the answer to that question, some things are Gods will and some are not this I know.
That’s not the point. Let’s say someone insults you. You stop and think, “what would Jesus do in this situation?” – punch the person in the face or turn and walk away? It’s stopping to think before reacting to situations. It’s slow to anger, not lying, not cheating, resisting temptation, etc. It’s obeying God’s commandments especially “love one another.” That’s what WWJD is about.
We as humans have a tendency to react without thinking first.
My dear brothers, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry, for man’s anger does not bring about the righteous life that God desires. ~James 1:19-20
Righteous – conduct of a person that is morally right; virtuous.
It’s do unto others as you would have them do unto you. The Golden Rule. Gee, where have we heard that? Who said it first? Jesus did.
“A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this all men will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.” ~John 13:34-35
“As I have loved you.” As Jesus loved you. As Christians, we know what Jesus did for us to show us His love. We need to strive to respect other people. We don’t need to like everyone we meet, but we do need to see that they are human beings with feelings. It’s about respect.
Don’t react. Stop and think: What would Jesus do?