“What would Jesus do?” is not the best question

Micah 6:8 (NKJV) He has shown you, O man, what is good; and what does the Lord require of you but to do justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with your God?

Making the question, “What would Jesus do?” your template for decision-making is setting yourself up for a lot of trouble.

It is no different than asking yourself, “What would George Washington do?”

You are not George Washington or Jesus and what either of them would do in any particular situation you are facing will never be known.  Trying to guess what they’d do can perhaps be instructive, but is not really the issue; the issue is what are you going to do?

A better question to ask when trying to decide what you should do is: “What does Jesus require you to do?”

Jesus got to do a lot of things which you will never get to do or have to do. But he did leave some clear instructions as to what you should do. Go with that, it will help you be the best you that you can be and surprisingly, that will do more to help you than trying to be something you can never be—the only begotten Son of God.

Yeah, making it your goal to do what Jesus would do is setting the bar pretty high; doing what you are required to do is much more manageable.

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