Thursday, November 15, 2012

Thought of the Day !!

Just as you accepted Christ Jesus as your Lord, you must continue to live in obedience to him.
                                                               Colossians 2:6 (NLT)
Yesterday I talked about what it meant to believe in Jesus.  Today I want to look at what it means to say that He is our Lord and Savior.  Lets look at Jesus as Lord first.  Paul wrote that as we have accepted Christ Jesus as our Lord that we must continue to live in obedience to him.  The key here is the word obedience. 

The word lord is not used like it once was.  Once upon a time you might hear about the lord of the manor or the lord of this or that piece of land.  And the lord was the one who was in charge.  He was the one whom you had to obey.  So when we speak of Jesus as our Lord, we are saying that Jesus is the one who is in charge of our lives.  His teachings are the ones that we are willing to obey.  If you claim that Jesus is your Lord, but you are not living by his teachings, then you are lying to yourself and to others. 

Then there is the word Savior.  This is pretty simple.  Jesus died on a cross.  And when he did, we were given a way to be saved from our sins.  I like to say that he did it so that we would know there was a way out of our sinful lives.

So when we believe in Him by putting our trust in Him, we are saved from our old sinful ways.  Because He saves us from ourselves, He is our Savior.

So believe in Christ Jesus as your Lord and Savior and you shall be saved from the penalty of your sin, which is death.

In the love of Christ,


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