When I was in college, I interned for a phenomenal pastor named Barry. He served faithfully at his church for 30+ years. He invested in my life and inspired me to believe big in terms of what God could do in my life. I feel strongly that I am a better follower of Jesus because of him.
One of the best things he imparted to me came from a discussion on the WWJD bracelet fad. Barry said, “WWJD makes sense, except when it doesn’t.” By that, he meant that interpreting what we should do based on what Jesus did is a challenging thing for any Christian to take on, since He was the Son of God and did things we can’t, and didn’t always reveal why He did some of the things He did. So how could we possibly apply WWJD accurately?
Barry taught us a much harder acronym. WISTWTTD? That’s got a nice ring to it, right? But what does it mean?
“WHAT IS THE WISE THING TO DO?”
What Barry explained was that the Bible teaches all about wisdom. Read James, or Proverbs… or read Ecclesiastes 8. If we stay in the Word, submit to the Holy Spirit, and ask God for wisdom, we would probably do what Jesus would do.
“Who is like the wise? (v.1)” The best snippet of wisdom from this chapter comes from verse 12: “it will be well with those who fear God.”
WISTWTTD? I don’t know what you’re facing today or what decisions need to made in your life, but I know at least part of the answer: fear the Lord.
By: Todd Thomas — Worship & College Pastor