It is a common phrase amongst Christian people. I have heard it said in countless sermons. Used it in conversations.
It is a statement that a totally agree with. It is a statement straight from Scripture. It is in fact a confession, an oath that each of us take. It is an essential part of Christianity.
BUT IT IS SO MISUNDERSTOOD!
The phrase is: Jesus is Lord.
Like I said, I agree with the phrase. It is ESSENTIAL. What, I don’t like is the flippant way it is used in religious discussions. I say, flippant, because it seems to be devoid of meaning.
People will say, Jesus is Lord and live in open rebellion to His teachings. It seems that the Lordship of Jesus is simply just another title that he holds. Another way of praising Him or identifying Him. All true, but it is so much more. Jesus is Lord has an impact upon my life. It means that Jesus is MASTER of me.
He is master of my decisions. He is the master of the my thoughts. He is the master of my actions. Not just in theory but in real-life day-to-day living!
Let’s be honest, it is sad to see those who claim that Jesus is Lord, but do not live it. To not allow Him to truly change their actions, thoughts, and worldview.
Church lets understand that Jesus being Lord in general, means that He is also Master in the particulars of my life. Submit yourself to the Lord.
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