Monday, April 12, 2010

Two, Not One

Hello Family,

I hope that everyone is doing well on this fine Monday. Things are well with me and my family with the exception of trying to find a church home.  Goodness, this is a tough thing to do but meanwhile, we cannot let our learning be stifled no matter how discouraging it can be. "Give a man a fish; you have fed him for today.  Teach a man to fish; and you have fed him for a lifetime".  We have learned how to navigate through the Word and I must keep myself fed until we find a new church home. Anyway, that is not what I wanted to talk about today, but I just wanted to put my frustrations out there *lol*. 

Actually, today I want to talk about two words.  The first is Lord and the second one is Savior.  The word Lord has several meanings, but one of them is "a person who has power or authority over others."  In our case, we would replace "a person" with Jeus and "others" with "us".  So we could rewrite this to read, "Jesus has power AND authority over us".  The word Savior means "a person who rescues another from harm, danger, or loss."  Again, we would make a substitution for "a person" with the name Jesus and "another with "us".  Now, this definition could read as "Jesus rescues us from harm, danger, and/or loss".

In 2 Peter 1:11, is where we first see the phrase put together to identify and describe who Jesus is to Christians.  It says,

"and you will receive a rich welcome into the eternal kingdom of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ."

We often here people say something to the affect, "Giving honor to the Lord and Savior Jesus Christ....".  So we know who He is, but the my question to you is do you live your life like Jesus is both your Lord and your Savior? It is easy to claim He is our Savior because we call on the name of Jesus when we need something.

The twist comes into play when we have to be reminded that Jesus is also Lord.  That means he rules our lives and has authority and power over us.  Do you allow Him to have this authority over you or do you think you have things under control? If you have not relinquished control to the very one who you claim to serve then something is wrong with your formula for being a Christian.  When we accepted Christ into our lives, the deal was all or nothing....not partial like a buffet to where we can pick and chose what we want.

So, again I like to ask you, what is Jesus Christ to you?  Is He your Lord and Savior or have you demoted Him in your life to only be a rescuer in a time of trouble?

Be blessed fam and have a good one! 

Regards,

Antoine E. Hall

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"It is God who arms me with strength and makes my way perfect." - 2 Samuel 22:33


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