Tuesday, January 09, 2007

Lord (Colossians 1:3)

Not only is Jesus the Christ, the anointed one, He is also Lord. A lord is a master or owner of something that he has complete control over. God the Father has exalted Jesus as Lord over all things in heaven and earth (Phil. 2:9-11). That includes all mankind whether they believe in Him or not. One aspect of saving faith is submission to Jesus' position as Lord and admitting it verbally (Rom. 10:9).

Some mistakenly believe that Jesus is Lord in a person's life when they are obeying Him and the individual is lord when they are disobeying Him. The truth is that Jesus is Lord whether we obey Him or not. If we obey Him we are being faithful and submissive to our Lord. If we disobey Him we are being unfaithful and rebellious to our Lord.

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