Why do Christians call Jesus “Lord”? What does Lord mean?
The word Lord means MASTER. We call someone Lord when he has supreme authority and total control.
In bible days, human slaves were sold in markets. Whoever paid the highest price became the slave’s new master. The bible teaches that we were all born as sin’s slaves. Sin was our master from the day we were born – that’s why we commit sin!
[Read: John 8:34, Romans 6:16-18]
Friend, Jesus has already paid the price to free us from sin’s slavery! He bought us with his own precious blood. He paid with his own life!
Now, sin is no longer our master because Jesus has set us free, and we are FREE indeed! Jesus becomes the new master of our life. That’s why Christians call him LORD JESUS. It means Jesus my Master!
[Read: Romans 6:6, 1 Peter 1:18-19, 1 Corinthians 6:20, John 8:36]
Jesus is the LIVING Lord and Master of all creation. He is seated in the highest position of honor in heaven, at God the Father’s right hand. He has been given authority far above any spirit power or world leader.
The bible says,
“God elevated him to the place of highest honor
and gave him the name above all other names,
that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow,
in heaven and on earth and under the earth,
and every tongue declare that Jesus Christ is Lord,
to the glory of God the Father.”
[Read: Philippians 2:9-11, Acts 2:32-36, Ephesians 1:20-22]
Is Jesus your Lord? Jesus graciously allows us to CHOOSE, even though he has already paid for our freedom. We can choose Jesus as our new Master, or remain with sin as our master.
The bible says, “If you openly declare that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.”
Dear friend, Jesus is a good and gracious Master. Make him your Lord today! You can learn how to pray at wymkr.org/jesus.
[Read: Romans 10:9]
As our Lord, Jesus commands all Christians to “Go into every part of the world and preach the GOOD NEWS to everyone”.
And as we obey him, Jesus promises, “Surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age”.
[Read: Matthew 28:18-20, Mark 16:15, Acts 1:7-8]
Dear friend, I am obeying Jesus my Lord by sharing this with you. Will you also obey his command to share the gospel? You can start by sharing this with someone right now!