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The meaning of ‘Lord’

 

Many times we read the Bible and miss the point that God is trying to make. One such point is found in Luke 6:46, “And why call ye me, Lord, Lord, and do not the things which I say?” It could mean a lot of things to different people but the word that really stands out is “Lord.” We all refer to God as “Lord” at one time or another without thinking anything of it. Some even use it when we are surprised or scared but to God it means more than that.

The word “lord” is defined as someone who has control over others. It also means Savior, Jesus Christ. To repeat a persons name in the Hebrew is an expression of intimacy. Therefore, if we call Him our Lord, we are willing to submit to Him and have a relationship with Him. In the Bible, we find that when God spoke to Abraham, Jacob, Moses, and Samuel, He called out their name twice. I am sure it got their attention but there was a personal intimacy or relationship that God had with these men and these men knew how to reverence God. When God called their name, they were ready to listen and when they said “Lord, Lord,” it really meant something. They wanted God’s attention and God was ready to listen.

When we say, “Lord, Lord” it may not mean much but in reality we are pretending to have a relationship with God and we are saying that He has control of our lives. Yet, some do not live the way the Bible says. Many times when we say “Lord” it is just an expression but our actions are different from our words. For Christians, we may have a relationship with God but are we committed to Him? Many times we like to take control of our lives instead of letting God do His work in us.

We must realize that either God is Lord of our life or He isn’t. This verse really hits the heart of our commitment. Are we living according to His word or are we simply being religious?

“Therefore whosoever heareth these saying of mine, and doeth them; I will liken him unto a wise man who built his house upon a rock.” (Matthew 7:24-26) “And every one that heareth these saying of mine, and doeth them not, shall be likened unto a foolish man...” (Matthew 7:26).

Matthew 7:21 says: “Not everyone who says to Me, “Lord, Lord,” will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only he who does the will of My Father who is in heaven.” It is important that we are assured of our commitment and relationship with God because in the end if God was really Lord of your life, you will enter heaven and have eternal life.

If you are not sure of your relationship with God and need prayer, we invite you to call us at 830-779-6361 or you can come to our prayer meeting on Friday evening at 6 p.m. in the small chapel.

If you do not have a home church, we invite you to attend our services at La Vernia Christian Teaching Center. Sunday worship services are at 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. Wednesday service begins at 7 p.m. Friday prayer meeting is at 6 p.m. in the small chapel. Saturday, the gym opens at 6:30 p.m.

 
 
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