by Jude Frost

In the New Testament, ‘Lord’ is the most frequently used title of Jesus – Lordship is inseparably linked to His name.

Philippians 2:9-11 declares: “God elevated Him (Jesus) to the place of highest honour 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.”

Not all of those who will bow the knee to Jesus will do so willingly. We may find this difficult even as Christians, who freely acknowledge Him as saviour, healer, and restorer. But above all, He must be Lord of our lives –every part – physical, emotional, and spiritual.

F.B. Meyer, a famous English minister, described his life as a series of locked rooms. He gave Jesus a bunch of keys. Each key opened the rooms of his life, but he struggled to hand over one key. He held back that key, putting up a sign ‘private – keep out'. Finally, after much prayer and struggling, he surrendered this last key. With all of his life surrendered to the Lordship of Jesus, he was free of the struggle that area of life had kept him in.

Jesus cannot be Lord of part of our lives – it's all or nothing. Today’s encouragement is that we, like Jesus’ disciple Thomas, declare to him, “You are my Lord and my God”.


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