Philippians 2:5-11 – Have this mind among yourselves, which is yours in Christ Jesus, 6 who, though he was in the form of God, did not count equality with God a thing to be grasped, 7 but emptied himself, by taking the form of a servant, being born in the likeness of men. 8 And being found in human form, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross. 9 Therefore God has highly exalted him and bestowed on him the name that is above every name, 10 so that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, 11 and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.
I do not like being told what to do. I am sure that are a lot of people out there just like me that like to do things their own way and do not like being bossed around.
I have had to temper my attitude on being told what to do as I have grown older and matured in my faith. This is the struggle we have as believers, to make Jesus Lord of our lives. It was a central core of the early church and is mentioned around 750 different times in the New Testament.
The idea of Jesus as Lord is at the heart of the incarnation. This baby, born in a manger, would one day be exalted as the lord of everything. That means He is the Lord of you and me, even if we don’t want to be told what to do.
This is where I find myself today, wondering what it really means to call Jesus Lord of my life. I will be exploring this idea over the next few months in my messages and consequently on this blog.
Listen here to begin to contemplate the WHY of Jesus is Lord: