The phrase “What would Jesus do?” (often abbreviated to WWJD) became popular in the United States in the 1990s and as a personal motto for adherents of Evangelical Christianity who used the phrase as a reminder of their belief in a moral imperative to act in a manner that would demonstrate the love of Jesus through the actions of the adherents. This saying has become a guiding principle for many Christians.
As simple as it seems, the question—What would Jesus Do?—still leaves us wondering.
First Peter 2:21 says that Jesus left us “an example, that we should follow in his steps.” So, it’s admirable and biblical to ask “WWJP —What would Jesus Pin?”
Everyone who knows anything about the gospels—and even those who don’t—knows at a basic level that Jesus was a friend of #sinners. Yet we find ourselves constantly challenged by Jesus’s example to make sure we do not turn away outsiders in a way that Jesus never would.
If the truth be told Jesus was a friend of sinners not because he winked at sin, ignored sin, or enjoyed light-hearted revelry with those engaged in immorality. Jesus was a friend of sinners in that he came to save sinners.
We looked at the four gospels with the above question in mind and discovered seven priorities that guided Jesus. He would seek the Father for the strength and wisdom to embrace, restore, confront, teach, serve, and equip the people around him.
These seven priorities should drive us back to the gospels to take a fresh look at how Jesus lived. As users of the social networking websites we need to keep asking ourselves—#What Would Jesus Pin? or Post. It’s a great question. But remember: If you’re not sure what Jesus actually did in his life, then you’re just guessing at what he might do in yours.
We’ve included some of the most compelling photos posted to Godinterest this week.
Lucky enough to go into the enclosure with Mia, this gorgeous female #cheetah at the WHF Centre in Smarden, Kent
A Chinese paramilitary police recruit being shipped to start his service in the Zhejiang province began to tear up in this photo, taken on Dec. 12, 2010.
Kevin Berthia was talked out of jumping off the Golden Gate Bridge by this police officer in 2005. He has since become an advocate for suicide prevention and has started a family.
Starving boy and #missionary
We want to hear from you, when you write a message, share a photo, or a video online, do you stop and think about what it says about you as a believer?