Savior AND Lord?

The reason you may not be seeing more of God’s rescue and deliverance in your life is because you may have Jesus positioned as your Savior, but not as your Lord. And you may not have positioned yourself as His slave. The book of Romans opens up with these words, “Paul, a bondservant of Jesus Christ ….” (Romans 1:1) A bondservant is translated from “doulos” which literally means “slave.” The job of a slave is to do whatever the Master says to do. It’s as straight-forward as that.

Unfortunately today, Jesus has too many other masters in most of our lives with whom He has to compete. But the important thing to remember is that Jesus is not willing to be one among many. He is not willing to be part of an association, or club. Neither is He willing to be relegated as a personal assistant. Jesus as Lord means that Jesus is to be the one and only supreme ruler and master in your life. He calls the shots, and He is to be acknowledged in everything that is done.

Too many people want a Savior, but don’t want a Lord. Because of this, numbers of individuals today are experiencing the result of denying Christ publicly.