In Luke 6:46 Jesus raised the question, "Why call ye me, Lord, Lord, and do not the things which I say?" It is as good a question in the twenty first century as it was in the first century.  We want to take this opportunity to explore the ramifications of Jesus being our Lord, as well as our Savior. 

The dictionary defines lord as a master or ruler.  It is difficult for most of us to appreciate the implications of "lord" as used in earlier times.  Kings once had absolute power.  They, literally, had the power of life and death.  A ship's captain, when at sea, once had the power of a lord.  In boot camp we were admonished to render immediate and unquestioned obedience to a command. When we were told to "jump," we were to ask, "How high?" while in the air.

All who claim to be Christians or disciples of Christ consider Jesus as our lord.  However, using other words, do we consider Jesus as our master or ruler?  When He speaks, do we listen?  When He commands, do we obey?  When he suggests, do we comply?  

Dale I. Royal, 
Elk City, OK