By Douglas M. Williams Sr
“For we do not have a High Priest who cannot sympathize with our weakness, but was in all point tempted as we are, yet without sin” (Hebrews 4:15; Matthew 4:1-11).
“For to this you were called, because Christ also suffered for us, leaving us an example, that you should follow His steps: who committed no sin, nor was deceit found in His mouth” (1 Peter 2:21-22).
“And you know that He was manifested to take away our sins, and in Him there is no sin” (1 John 3:5).
“Therefore, whatever you want men to do to you, do also to them” (Matthew 7:12).
When we have a question about something, we should think about ‘what would Jesus do?’ We have seen the letter WWJD written on different places.
The above verses show us the perfect example of Jesus; how we are to follow Him; and always practice the golden rule.
Consider the following guidelines when deciding if something is right or wrong:
- The Personal Text: Will doing this make me a better or worse Christian?
- The Social Test: Will doing this influence others to be a better or worse Christian?
- The Practical Test: Will the results of my doing this be desirable?
- The Universal Test: If everyone should do this, would it improve or degrade society?
- The Scriptural Test: Does the Bible endorse it, or is it expressly forbidden by the word of God?
“No temptation has overtaken you except such as is common to man; but God is faithful, who will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you are able, but with the temptation will also make the way of escape, that you may be able to bear it” (1 Corinthians 10:13).
“Prove all things, hold fast what is good. Abstain from every form of evil” (1 Thessalonians 5:21-22).