Jesus: Lord

One of the strongest statements about Jesus was given by one of the disciple’s known for his doubt.

John 20:28

And Thomas answered and said unto him, My Lord and my God.

Thomas doubted the other disciples and the women who testified of Jesus’ resurrection.  After a personal visitation by Christ, Thomas emphasized his allegiance to Christ by calling Him Lord.  Lord, in the Greek, kýrios (κύριος) denotes the ownership or supremacy of a person.  Lord is also translated as “master” in other scriptures (such 12391073_10208315089822751_5444210511251186915_nas Matthew 6:24).  While other people acknowledged the Lordship of Jesus, Thomas seemed to take his time.  We must all come to the place where we acknowledge the sovereignty of Jesus over our lives.

This particular title points to the obedience that believers give to Christ.

2 John 1:6

And this is love, that we walk after his commandments. This is the commandment, That, as ye have heard from the beginning, ye should walk in it.

As followers of Christ, we must continually examine our walk before the Lord.  Are we serving ourselves, the world, or Christ?  That is, are we serving the Lord by living in His love.  Love as the Lord defines it and not as the world.