BIBLE READING: Col 3: 5 - 11 5 So put to death the sinful, earthly things lurking within you. Have nothing to do with sexual immorality, impurity, lust, and evil desires. Don't be greedy, for a greedy person is an idolater, worshiping the things of this world. 6Because of these sins, the anger of God is coming. 7 You used to do these things when your life was still part of this world. 8 But now is the time to get rid of anger, rage, malicious behavior, slander, and dirty language. 9 Don't lie to each other, for you have stripped off your old sinful nature and all its wicked deeds. 10 Put on your new nature, and be renewed as you learn to know your Creator and become like him. 11 In this new life, it doesn't matter if you are a Jew or a Gentile, circumcised or uncircumcised, barbaric, uncivilized, slave, or free. Christ is all that matters, and he lives in all of us.
BLOG: The phrase, "Jesus is Lord" is used often in church and religious services. "Jesus is Lord of all. Jesus is the Lord of my life. Jesus, You are my Lord." But do we think about these statements we make?
"The word Lord, in the Greek, comes from the word Kyrios or Kurios (Ancient Greek: κύριος, romanized: kýrios) is a Greek word which is usually translated as "lord" or "master." It is used in the Septuagint translation of the Hebrew scriptures and appears in the Koine Greek New Testament about 740 times, usually referring to Jesus." https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kyrios
In the time of Christ, the word Lord was used to describe the Emperor, or Ceaser, or Rome. This ranking meant that he had a supreme place in one's life, pledging implicit obedience and reverent worship. (Yes, some of the Ceasers demanded worship.)
So, the word "Lord" wasn't taken lightly. It was serious business to say that someone was your Lord.
No Jew would use this word to describe their relationship with Christ if they didn't trust Him.
No Gentile would say that Jesus was their Lord if they hadn't ceased worshipping the Emperor.
What does the title "Lord" mean to you as it relates to your relationship with Christ? Does it mean implicit obedience and reverent worship?
Jesus gave everything so He could be there for you through anything. Making Him Lord of your life is a game-changer. Trust Him, and He will direct your life.
PRAY: Dear Jesus, I declare for all the world to know. Jesus, You are my Lord. AMEN