As Christians, Jesus Christ is not only our savior, but He is also to be our Lord. “Why do you call me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ and do not do what I say?” (Luke 6:46) Thousands of men and women today do recognize Jesus as their Savior, but they are still struggling to run their own lives and have never discovered the Lordship of Christ.  For none of us lives to himself, and none of us dies to himself. For if we live, we live to the Lord, and if we die, we die to the Lord. So then, whether we live or whether we die, we are the Lord’s. For to this end Christ died and lived again, that he might be Lord both of the dead and of the living.” (Romans 14:7-9) Many sincere, well‑intentioned believers are really afraid to turn loose, not certain that God can handle their lives. God created the heavens and the earth, He created all living things. He is the Sovereign Lord, and can definitely handle everything we can begin to grasp and more! In His hand is the life of every creature and the breath of all mankind.” (Job 12:10)

A lot of folks think that to make Jesus Lord, as well as Savior, might cause them to run the risk of not being very successful, or not having much fun or not being very popular – and that is a worldly view of what is important. “Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.” (Romans 12:2) They know the language, they sing the songs, but they are still in control of their lives.  The disciples had those thoughts in their minds and Jesus rebuked them saying, “Why do you call me, `Lord, Lord,’ and do not do what I say?” (Luke 6:46).  I have no doubt He would say the same to many today who believe they are in control of their own lives, when in reality we are either slaves to sin (schemes of the devil) or to Jesus Christ. “Do you not know that if you present yourselves to anyone as obedient slaves, you are slaves of the one whom you obey, either of sin, which leads to death, or of obedience, which leads to righteousness?” (Romans 6:16)

Many who will take life from Him will not accept law from Him though both are presented with equal force in Scripture.  Obedience to the will of Christ is totally voluntary!  His army is one of enlisted men and women; none are drafted into it.  He willingly invites His followers to submit to His authority and direction.  The Lordship of Christ means that we knowingly and willingly bring ourselves under His control.  He wants to be Lord of your entire life‑‑your body, your emotions, your intellect, your material possessions.  He wants to be Lord of your business, your home, your social life, even your thoughts and passions.  He is particular, too, not wanting to share your existence with anyone. Jesus said, ‘If you hold to my teaching, you are really my disciples. Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.’” (John 8:31-32) To make Him Lord demands that we let Him have our hearts. Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to Him, and He will make your paths straight.” (Proverbs 3:5-6)

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