Jesus is Lord

Day 4 Devotional

"... and that every tongue will confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father."

Philippians 2:11
When God exalted Jesus He gave Him a name above every other name. That name would cause every knee to bow and every tongue to confess the basic truth and confession of Christianity:

Jesus Christ is Lord

What does the Lordship of Jesus mean? To be Lord means to be in charge, in authority. it is someone to be obeyed, who has power or influence over someone or something. As Lord, Jesus deserves reverence, honor and obedience because of the glory that was bestowed upon Him by the Father. As His followers, we do what He has commanded us to do and we do what pleases Him. Children often understand this concept by thinking of Jesus as the "boss" of their lives. We can identify with that understanding as well. our human tendency is to balk at having someone boss us or lord over us. We want to do whatever we want to do, how we want to do it, and whenever we want to do it. We like to hold onto control as much as possible, when in reality our lives are out of control. When we trust only ourselves, we lose sight of the One who is in charge.

The question is, are we going to trust and submit to the Lord's leadership in our lives? Are we going to recognize Him as Lord and give Him the honor that is due Him?

If we have trusted Jesus as our Savior who died on the cross for us, we can also trust Him enough to submit every area of our lives to Him as Lord. When we do that, we will discover quickly that He is indeed trustworthy. Consider the type of "Boss" He is...

Think about this for a moment. All the deepest mysteries that humans have considered and search for, and the deepest desires and longings of men's hears, can be met by knowing Jesus. God wants to reveal Himself to you. He cares about you, He knows everything about you, and He wants to know you.

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As Lord, Jesus is..

Powerful

He existed before anything else, and He holds all creation together
Colossians 1:17

Kind

So He got up from the table, took off His robe, wrapped a towel around His waist, and poured water into a basin. Then He began to wash the disciples' feet, drying them with the towel He had around Him.
John 13:4-5

Courageous

And they spit on Him and grabbed the stick and struck Him on the head with it. When they were finally tired of mocking Him, they took off the robe and put His own clothes on Him again. Then they led Him away to be crucified.
Matthew 27:30-31

Humble

He went on a little farther and bowed His face to the ground, praying, "My Father! If it is possible, let this cup of suffering be taken away from me. Yet I want Your will to be done, not Mine."
Matthew 26:39

Compassionate

Then Jesus said, "Come to Me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you. Let Me teach you, because I am humble and gentle at heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For My yoke is easy to bear, and the burden I give you is light."
Matthew 11:28-30

Loving

And I am convinced that nothing can ever separate us from God's love. Neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither our fears for today nor our worries about tomorrow — not even the powers of hell can separate us from God's love. No power in the sky above or in the earth below — indeed, nothing in all creation will ever be able to separate us from the love of God that is revealed in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Romans 8:38-39

The foundational truth and confession of Christianity is the affirmation of the Lordship of Jesus Christ:

That if you confess with your mouth, "Jesus is Lord," and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you confess and are saved.

Romans 10:9-10
Jesus loves us and wants to be our Savior AND Lord. When we say yes to Him and give Him control of our lives, we discover that He wants to make something beautiful of our life — a life full of meaning and purpose that He has designed uniquely for you.
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