Have you ever asked yourself the question, “WWJD?” Well for all of you slow pokes out there, it means, “What would Jesus do?” It has become the question many people ask themselves when facing a tough trial or situation, and it points them to the one source that can show what He would have done by going to the Scriptures. But have you ever really asked yourself what Jesus DID?
Many Christians, even myself, ask ourselves that question and search through scripture and then answer it with, “Jesus was God in the flesh, and was perfect so He did not have any struggles…” That, my friends, is a lie. Jesus struggled in this world as much as we do. In Hebrew 2:14-18 it reads:
“Since therefore the children share in flesh and blood, he himself likewise partook of the same things, that through death he might destroy the one who has the power of death, that is, the devil, and deliver all those who through fear of death were subject to lifelong slavery. For surely it is not angels that he helps, but he helps the offspring of Abraham. Therefore he had to be made like his brothers in every respect, so that he might become a merciful and faithful high priest in the service of God, to make propitiation for the sins of the people. For because he himself has suffered when tempted, he is able to help those who are being tempted.” (Hebrews 2:14-18 ESV)
Jesus was as much man, as he was God. And Jesus did just as he instructed us to do, pick up our crosses daily. By doing that we are denying ourselves and looking toward the cross that Jesus died on for us. Jesus was not a spotless lamb and the sinless Son of Man, because he could come to Earth and walk through it without being tempted. Jesus was tempted, but it is not for the fact that he WAS tempted, it was for what he did daily to combat it. PICKED UP his cross. DENIED himself.
Let not the question, “WWJD,” lead you to the Scriptures to have the enemy attack you with the fact that Jesus was God in flesh. But let you run to the Scriptures to see all that Jesus was tempted with, and see what HE DID to combat them. Let us be led to PICK UP our crosses, and DENY OURSELVES so Jesus and the cross may be exalted.