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Philippians 2: 5-11 <Click to Read>

Jesus is Lord

What does it mean when we say Jesus is Lord?

We hear the word used so frequently that we are in danger of losing the significance of its sheer power and magnitude.

Lord is far more than a mere title that Scripture bestows on Jesus.
The second chapter of Philippians emphasises this fact by repeatedly mentioning the word name.

We see that God gave Jesus the “name which is above every name, so that at the name of Jesus,” all of heaven and earth will bow down and “confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father” (verses 9-11).

In our passage this week, the name given to Jesus is none other than “Lord”.

You see, that the word is not used to describe what Jesus does; it’s simply who Jesus is. He is, and always will be, the sovereign ruler of everything in heaven and on the earth.

Therefore, if we echo the confession, “Jesus is Lord” then our lives must reflect that confidence.

Is there anything in your life that you attempt to hide from Christ? Have you refused to do something that He has called you to do? These are acts of rebellion, and they simply demonstrate our lack of faith in Jesus as Lord of our lives.

One day everyone will recognise that Christ is the Lord of lords (1 Tim 6:15).

We who are His children should show our faith by inviting Him into any dark areas of our life and allowing Him to conform us to His image. We can begin with the simple yet profound confession: “Jesus is Lord.” And when we confess those words, we should be mindful of their meaning.

Let’s pray together.

Loving heavenly Father, we thank you for your Son Jesus. Every day allow Him to be Lord of all our lives, the centre of all our thoughts and actions. Amen.

Have a blessed week. Keep safe and well.