Lord

Luke 6:46–“Why do you call me ‘Lord, Lord,’ and not do what I tell you?”

What does it mean that He is Lord?

Lord—he to whom a person belongs, about which he has power of deciding: master, the owner, one who has control of the person. Sovereign.  Supreme in authority.  

Matthew 7:21–“Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven.”

We have a will, a free will that God gave us.  Adam had a free will and decided to eat the forbidden fruit.  When we accept Jesus as our savior, we are also accepting Him as our Lord.  When we accept Him as our Lord, we are freely giving up our will for His in our daily lives.

Luke 14:33—”So therefore, any one of you who does not renounce all that he has cannot be my disciple.”

Disciple—learner, pupil, one who follows one’s teaching

Renounce—give up

When we give up our will for His, we are giving up all we have, we are laying down our lives for Him and thus become His disciple.  He is teaching us to follow Him through the power of His Spirit rather than our will power.  As we learn to hear Him and understand the difference between His leading and ours, we are experiencing Him as our Lord.  

Acts 2:3—”Let all the house of Israel therefore know for certain that God has made him both Lord and Christ, this Jesus whom you crucified.”

Romans 10:9—”because, if you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.”

When we follow the leading of the Spirit we are saying, “You are Lord.”  When we follow the Spirit, we are giving up our will for His.

Lord we thank You for the gift of Your Holy Spirit in our hearts.  May You continue to teach us to follow You, giving up our will, thus confessing You are our Lord, and we are Your disciples.  

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