We've all heard the title "lord" used in books and movies, as in "Lord and Lady So & So." We also often hear someone of lesser title refer to another of more elevated rank as, "my lord." It's a term of respect, an acknowledgement of status and power.
Calling Jesus "Lord,"is an acknowledgment of His status and power as the most elevated Being in Heaven or Earth. Philippians 2:9-11 explains it this way, "Therefore God has highly exalted him and bestowed on him the name that above every name, so that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father" (ESV).
When we call Jesus our Lord, we are proclaiming ourselves to be His followers and announcing our belief in Him as the Son of God. Romans 10:9 says, "because, if you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved" (ESV).
Today we encourage you to reflect on Jesus as Lord. Are you inviting Him to be Lord of your life, or is there something you're afraid to relinquish to Him? If you're holding on to anything, won't you submit it to Him today?
Diana Dodd is the founder and managing editor of the Christian blog site, Joy in Faithful Living. She and her husband Bryan, a career Army officer, have been married for 23 years and lived all over the United States. They currently reside in Kansas with their two girls, ages 16 and 10.
This piece was originally published at Joy in Faithful Living in 2020. They have graciously granted us full permission to re-publish the series here, but we would love for you to visit their site and support their ministry, as well! Check out their work at joyinfaithfulliving.com.