It is very well confirmed that Jesus is the savior and the Messiah that was to come and save his people. John 3:17 says, “For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to SAVE the world through him.” That mission was completed long ago on the cross of Calvary and sealed with the resurrection of our living Jesus.
However, we tend to forget or ignore the truth that he is also OUR LORD. God personally bestowed this position on him. Jesus humbled himself to the point of death and he was exalted by God. “… that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of those in heaven, and of those on earth, and of those under the earth, and that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father” Philippians 2:10 -11 (NKJV).
Unknowingly, many have accepted Jesus as their savior but rejected him as their Lord. We indirectly say, “Jesus, It’s okay for you to save me from the bondage of sin and make me free but it’s not okay for you to be Lord over me.” We wanna be our own boss. We want to be saved but continue to live by our own set of rules.
We refuse to do what he has commanded us to do and we find it hard to follow his ways. He said in Luke 6: 46, ““So why do you keep calling me ‘Lord, Lord!’ when you don’t do what I say?”
We do the same today when we say, “Jesus is my Lord and Savior” but we are not obeying his commandment and doing what he says we should do.
What I really want us to understand is the fact that you MUST have a LORD. If you rejected Jesus as your LORD, there’s a 100% chance that you have another master and lord.
Romans 6:16 (AMP) says, “Do you not know that when you continually offer yourselves to someone to do his will, you are the slaves of the one whom you obey, either [slaves] of sin, which leads to death, or of obedience, which leads to righteousness (right standing with God)?”
I like how the Living Bible puts it, “Don’t you realize that you can choose your own master? You can choose sin (with death) or else obedience (with acquittal). The one to whom you offer yourself—he will take you and be your master, and you will be his slave.”
You can choose Jesus to be your Lord or choose sin to be your lord. Sin as your master will lead you to death and obedience to Jesus and him as your master will lead you to righteous living.
We are always quick to accept him as a savior, a friend, and a brother but we find it hard to accept him as our Lord because we do not want to submit. We must let go of every pride in us, and surrender ourselves to Jesus. Take pride in being a slave and servant of Jesus, take pride in him being your Lord. In the new testament, the apostles never hesitated to call themselves servants or slaves of Christ Jesus (Philippians 1:1, Romans 1:1, 2 Peter 1:1, Jude 1:1). They understood the immense privilege and grace to be a servant of Christ. They wholeheartedly received and surrendered to him as their Lord.I don’t know about you, but if I am ever going to subject myself to absolute devotion and serving of someone, it will be Jesus Christ.
I don’t know about you, but if I am ever going to subject myself to the eternal and absolute devotion of serving someone, it will be Jesus Christ.
So, if you are like me and you love to write down and profess WHO YOU ARE, I suggest you add “Servant of Jesus Christ” to your list. He is a Lord and master who LOVE you so much to die for you. Just think about it, “What kind of a master dies for their servant?” But he did. His Lordship is different from that of the world. He wants to be your Lord so he can lead you into eternal life. At the end of the day, it’s all for your good.
Accept Jesus as your LORD.