What Would Jesus Post?

We have heard this question many times “What would Jesus do?”  WWJD became a motto for christian culture and still should be relevant even today.  We have made shirts and have worn them.  We have made wrist bands and have worn them as well.  We have heard people try to correct others and in response say to them WWJD (what would Jesus do).   However, as time has passed, we as the church have moved on to other mottos such as “it is my opinion” or another one is “it is my right.”  The list could go on!  It just seems that even in the church we have moved away from WWJD to everything being about ourselves and our opinions, which leads me to this.  With the current platforms of social media, I personally believe we have allowed the enemy to use social media within the church world to bring discouragement and distraction to the body of Christ.  This happens especially when individuals who say they are Christians make post and write blogs that are contrary to the attributes of Christ.    

Let me encourage you today that the next time you want to make a post ask yourself “What would Jesus Post.”  I am completely convinced the Spirit of God will give us the WISDOM to say, write post, write blogs, and respond to post in a way that represent Christ and His Church in a Biblical way.  

As I read through the book of James, it is easy to discover the importance of seeking God with humility and asking God for WISDOM in every aspect of our lives.  In the first chapter of James it states that if we lack wisdom all we have to do is ask God for wisdom and He will give it to us liberally and would not withhold it from us.  I read something recently that said, “wisdom isn’t simply something that we know in our brains; it is shown by the way we live.”  This is a profound statement that should cause us to step back and reflect our actions.  

When we scroll through our newsfeed and social media accounts it is easy to see people who are not using true wisdom, because it is evident of envy and selfish ambition (James 3:14).  Real wisdom starts with humility according to James 3:13.  If we want to be wise, we first have to humble ourselves and submit to the word of God. The Lord promises a peaceful harvest when we seek His goodness and guidance.  Reading through James chapter 3, the wisdom of God is pure and considerate of others, even submissive.  It loves peace, and is full of mercy and bears good fruit.  Therefore the next time we post or respond to a post we need to ask WWJP (What would Jesus Post).

James 3:13-18
13 Who is wise and understanding among you? By his good conduct let him show his works in the meekness of wisdom. 14 But if you have bitter jealousy and selfish ambition in your hearts, do not boast and be false to the truth. 15 This is not the wisdom that comes down from above, but is earthly, unspiritual, demonic. 16 For where jealousy and selfish ambition exist, there will be disorder and every vile practice. 17 But the wisdom from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, open to reason, full of mercy and good fruits, impartial and sincere. 18 And a harvest of righteousness is sown in peace by those who make peace.