Thursday, October 5, 2017

What Would Jesus Do?

by Debi Baker

In 2 Timothy 3:1-5 NLT, Paul writes,
"1 You should know this, Timothy, that in the last days there will be very difficult times.  2 For people will love only themselves and their money.  They will be boastful and proud, scoffing at God, disobedient to their parents, and ungrateful.  They will consider nothing sacred.  3 They will be unloving and unforgiving; they will slander others and have no self-control.  They will be cruel and hate what is good.  4 They will betray their friends, be reckless, be puffed up with pride, and love pleasure rather than God.  5 They will act religious, but they will reject the power that could make them godly.  Stay away from people like that!"

Why is this world going crazy!  Why are there so many violent acts!  I'm sure you've heard someone say, "We're seeing Revelation played out before our eyes."  Well, did you read the verses above from 2 Timothy?  Tell me that's not the truth!  The prophecy of the Word of God is coming true before our very eyes!

God said that the world would come to this.  And, I know that it must be in order for the remainder of the prophecy to come to be…that Jesus will return and gather His bride.  But…that doesn't mean that we can't do everything in our own power to try and make things better.

We may not be able to change the entire world but we can make the world around us a little better.  It's really not difficult.  We can be a little kinder to the other person.  We can be more supportive of others…regardless of sex, race, politics or whatever.  We can be more positive.  We can say please and thank you.  We can live a life that's more like Jesus. 

The popular phrase from the 1990's, What Would Jesus Do?, would be a good way to judge how we are doing.  Before you speak, before you act…honestly ask yourself, "What would Jesus do?"  The answer to that question should give you a good idea as to whether or not you are doing your part in trying to make this a more livable world!

I challenge you to ask yourself every day, "What would Jesus do?"  Ask it before every spoken word and before every act you perform.  I challenge you to help make these last days before the coming of Christ more endurable.  I challenge you to be a little kinder, to smile a little more, to be a little more compassionate.  

Have a blessed day bring a little more like Jesus,

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