W.W.J.D. and Verb Tense Truth by Gary Ellis

W.W.J.D “What Would Jesus Do” has become a slogan over the past decade that many Christians are familiar with.  But, is it possible there is even a better thought to focus our attitudes and actions?

I believe it’s found in 1 John 4:17, “As He is in this world, so are we.”  Quite a powerful verse, really.

What Would Jesus Do is not a wrong question to ask.  To me it’s like so many of the things we believe.  Not inaccurate, just incomplete.

Unfortunately, it’s the “incomplete beliefs” that divide us not inaccurate ones.

W.I.J.D.  What Is He Doing?  To answer the question, “What would Jesus Do” takes us to opinions that we base on His history.  And, that’s not a wrong thought or foundation.  But it’s also helpful to be more “present” focused. 

Ask, “Jesus what are you doing right now in this moment?  I know it won’t violate the character of your actions in the past, but how are You applying your life to this present situation?”  It’s those present and personal “discoveries” that help us walk His life.

1st John 4:17 says, “As He is, so are we in this world.”  The verbs is and are – those are very important verbs (actions) for living the Christ life with Him today.

Gary