MUSINGS – July 29 2018
BE A COPY CAT
“So then, as Christians, do you have any encouragement? Do you have any comfort from love? Do you have any spiritual relationships? Do you have any sympathy and compassion? Then fill me with joy by having the same attitude and the same love, living in harmony, and keeping one purpose in mind. Don’t act out of selfish ambition or be conceited. Instead, humbly think of others as being better than yourselves. Don’t be concerned only about your own interests, but also be concerned about the interests of others. Have the same attitude that Christ Jesus had.”
In the 1990s wrist bands began to appear with WWJD printed on them. And the phrase “What Would Jesus Do”* became popularized. It is a great way to remind ourselves of the moral and social lessons that Jesus taught.
Luke 6:31 gives us the golden rule, “Do for other people everything you want them to do for you.” And Ephesians 5:1-2 tells us to “Imitate God, since you are the children he loves. Live in love as Christ also loved us. He gave his life for us as an offering and sacrifice, a soothing aroma to God.”
Let Jesus guide our hearts and minds in all that we do. Amen
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*Charles Spurgeon, a well-known evangelical preacher in London, used the phrase “what would Jesus do” in quotation marks several times in a sermon he gave on June 28, 1891. In his sermon he cites the source of the phrase as a book written in Latin by Thomas à Kempis between 1418 and 1427, Imitatio Christi (The Imitation of Christ).