It’s who Jesus is.
The angel announced to the shepherds that “a Savior has been born to you; he is the Messiah, the Lord” (Luke 2:11). Philippians 2:11 describes how every tongue will acknowledge that “Jesus Christ is Lord.” 1 Corinthians 12:3 explains how “no one can say, ‘Jesus is Lord,’ except by the Holy Spirit.”
Here’s some much-neglected, historical background to the title “Lord” in a time of political uncertainty and upheaval.
In the first century, the Roman Emperor (a human ruler) was often called Lord. A lot of people thought he was divine.
As a result, many Christians were martyred because they refused to say “Caesar is Lord.” Instead, they would say—quite rightly—that “Jesus is Lord.”
Today we are wise to remember that our ultimate allegiance is always directed not to a politician or political party, and not to the views of a certain news outlet or celebrity—but to Jesus.
He is our only Lord. It’s liberating, actually…
–If you’re confused about right or wrong, don’t look to the news, look to Jesus.
–If you’re unsure about tomorrow, don’t look for short-term political promises, look to Jesus.
–If you’re unsure about how to make the world a better place, don’t look for what’s popular, look to Jesus.
The One who needs to be in charge is.
Jesus is Lord.
By Matthew Ruttan
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—Fight4Freedom blog. As some of you know, I’m passionate about the fight against human trafficking. In this recent post from Fight4Freedom, they highlight how there are currently no protocols or laws in place that force pornography sites to go through an age-verification process in Canada. This makes our young people vulnerable, especially at a time when more and more are spending time online. The post also explains the connection between pornography to trafficking. Click here to read it and learn about a petition before the House of Commons (if you’re in Canada).
-Bible quotes are from the NIV.