“Why do you call me ‘Lord, Lord,’ and not do what I tell you?
Luke 6:46 ESV
In ancient times, when Kings ruled, their word was law and final.
If a king wanted your land or wanted your prized animal, he could take it because whatever he said was law. He was sovereign over his land. And if his people refused to listen, they would be punished.
It’s hard for us to understand this completely because we don’t have the history of a monarchy in the US. Even in other countries, monarchies are more figureheads now.
But the concept and idea isn’t lost on us. We can still understand the ramifications of obeying the king.
So when Jesus asks, “why do you call me Lord and don’t do what I’ve asked,” we have a frame of reference.
Many Christians will say that Jesus is their Lord and Savior. They like the idea of not going to hell. But it is harder to truly live a life that follows Him as Lord.
This means that we live our lives for Him. This means that we follow His commands. This means that we read the Bible to know what He’s said and how He wants us to live.
What we don’t want is to get to the end of our days and hear Him say that we didn’t truly live our lives for Him.
So the decision is yours! Are you going to live your life with Jesus being the Lord of your life? Or are you going to call the shots?
At some point, you’ll go before Him to examine how you’ve lived. At that point, you’ll have to live or die with the decisions you’ve made here on Earth!
Is Jesus truly your Lord?
Father, thank You for allowing me to know the truth. Thank You for being my Lord and Savior. Help me to live my life according to Your ways and bring You glory and honor.