It became popular to bandy about WWJD (What Would Jesus Do?). The answer is highly subjective and leads this moose to: What would I like to do?
Here’s a better new-fangled mindset that is guaranteed to shake up a going-nowhere disciple: WDJD (What Did Jesus Do?).
Then read the 4 Gospels for the inspired historical testimonial of what Jesus did during his 3-1/2 years on the earth as the Son of Man. Spoiler alert: you’re in for an another encounter with the unexpected!
As we consider what Jesus did in the Gospels, let’s remember what we learned previously: if we want to know the Bible, don’t no the Bible. Don’t let ourselves argue back: “No, Jesus only did that because He was _______.” Or “No, He did ______ back then but we can’t do that today.”
And maybe we should start talking about WDPD (What Did Paul Do?). Some erroneously believe the apostle to the Gentiles changed everything. But Paul said “Follow my example, as I follow the example of Christ” (I Cor. 11:1). BTM Version: do what I do as I do what He did.
Actually, Jesus cared about WDFD (What Did Father Do?). “Whatever the Father does, the Son also does” (John 5:19, NIV).
Sounds like the Gospels, Epistles of Paul and the entire New Testament are a real who-done-it mystery! Not because Agatha Christie was involved but because people believe what they have always been told and don’t take the time to study for themselves what Jesus (Paul and the Father) did.
If we’re walking down the Road to Emmaus with the resurrected One and asking Him daily to open our eyes to understand His Bible, what joy to feel like Sherlock Holmes and find the mystery starting to become “the simplicity of Christ” (2 Cor. 11:3). Elementary, my dear Watson!
WDJD? “Anyone who says he is a Christian should live as Christ did” (I John 2:6, Living Bible). He was The living Word and the written Word. “Be doers of the word, and not hearers only (James 1:22).
So now the mystery only you can solve: WDYD (What Did You Do?)
FUN FACT: One source says a herd of moose is called a fangle. You may already regret that this gives me license to come up with lots of new-fangled ideas!
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