I remember when almost everyone you met who professed Christianity wore a bracelet that had imprinted on it "WWJD?" I know, I know, not everyone wore them but you get my drift - they were very popular. The acronym stood for "What would Jesus do?" This fad urged people to think about how they lived their life by asking this question. What would Jesus do in this or that situation?
A Torah observant lifestyle takes this question to it's inevitable conclusion. What would Yeshua (Jesus) do? He would keep the commandments of his Father. He said that we shouldn't even think that He came to destroy the law and the prophets but rather to fulfill them (Matthew 5:17) and He taught others to be fulfilling the law as well (Matthew 5:19). What would Yeshua do? He would keep the Sabbath day, the holy-days, and the new moons (Leviticus 23; Isaiah 66:22-23; Ezekiel 46:1). What would Yeshua eat? He would follow the dietary laws of Scripture (Leviticus 11; Deuteronomy 14.) What would Yeshua wear? He would dress modestly (Genesis 3:21), wear tassels on His garment (Numbers 15:37-41; Deuteronomy 22:12), and not wear clothes mixed with wool and linen (Deuteronomy 22:11). What would Yeshua teach? He would teach the Kingdom of Yahweh and for people to repent from their law breaking and believe in this Kingdom (Mark 1:15; Luke 4:43). How would Yeshua treat others? He would do unto others and He would have them do unto Him (Matthew 7:12). What would Yeshua look like? He would have a beard rather than shaving his face (Leviticus 19:27).
The list goes on and on, but the point should be clear. If we are really going to look to Yeshua as our example, shouldn't we be doing the best we know to imitate his life? If our answer is yes, then we need to be diligent to strive to be like Him and - yes - this means we need to follow all the commandments of Yahweh Almighty that are applicable to us in every area of our life.
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Blog by Matthew Janzen. Lover of Yahweh, Yeshua, my wife and 5 children. All else is commentary.