Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Lord -

His subject thou art whom thou crownest in thy heart, and not whom thou flatterest with thy lips.-- William Gurnall

Consider some of the serious implications of Jesus' lordship:
1. Lordship implies our entire submission from the outset. It is a strange salvation that knows nothing about daily submission to Christ the Lord.
2. Lordship implies our willing service. The most outstanding conversion in the history of the church was that of the apostle Paul, recorded in Acts 9. It is interesting to note two questions Paul asked in verses 5 and 6: "Who are you, Lord?" and "What do you want me to do?" These are questions of a willing servant.
3. Lordship implies obedience. Jesus Said in Luke 6:46, "Why do you call me 'Lord, Lord,' and do not do the things which I say?"
4. Lordship implies ownership. If Jesus is my Lord, He owns me lock, stock, and barrel.
Ernest C. Reisinger, Lord and Christ, PG 5

Christ is either Lord of all, or He is not Lord at all. - J. HUDSON TAYLOR

If Christ does not reign over the mundane events in our lives, He does not reign at all. Dr. Paul Tripp

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