You’ve probably seen WWJD or heard the phrase, “what would Jesus do?” It’s a good phrase to live by. I’ve been thinking of WWJP lately, “what would Jesus post?” Loving others online would be easy for Jesus.
Christians are representatives of Jesus. What we say and do reflects who Jesus is. How are we representing Him online?
Some of us have strong opinions concerning the gay lifestyle, abortion, murder, politics, even sports. But before we post something, it’s wise to wait. Maybe someone you love has had an abortion or is gay but it’s their secret. Will your post hurt them or help them? Spend a few minutes asking Jesus if this were something He would share. It’s not our responsibility to convict others of their sin. That’s the Holy Spirit’s job. We are to do all things in love. Loving others doesn’t mean we approve of their sin though.
Jesus doesn’t point a finger. He loves the sinner. Jesus washed Judas’ feet even though he knew Judas would betray him. That doesn’t mean Jesus approved of Judas sin. He loved Judas. Jesus died on the cross for Judas. He died on the cross for my sin and for all sin. When we believe He died for us and live our remaining days following Him, then we have the promise of eternity with Him.
We all know there is no perfect life. But it’s easy to forget that when on social media and only see the “what appears to be the perfect life” posts. If you feel jealous or envy while scrolling then it might be time to step back, take a break from it all. Don’t get caught up in the deception. No one has a perfect life. Everyone has problems.
Let’s think before we post something. Will it benefit anyone or will it hurt someone? And if someone offends you with their posts, we can choose to forgive and move on.
How are you sharing His example of Faith, Hope, and Love?
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