Happy Resurrection Sunday! Happy Easter Sunday! (whatever your preference)
Praise the Father for saving us through the life, death, and resurrection of His Son.
As we celebrate God’s grace through Jesus, let us not forget Jesus’ Lordship.
I listen to a podcast from R. C. Sproul, ‘Renewing Your Mind, with R.C. Sproul’. It’s basically seminary by podcast. I highly recommend it. One day RC mentions that just to know and recognize Jesus’ deity, and resurrection is not enough. Initially I was surprised at the statement. I thought that was foundation to our faith, to recognize such things.
He continued to say, if we stop at just believing those things, we are not saved. To really turn the knife, he says even demons recognize and believe those things…
Without recognizing Jesus as our savior, and crucially, our Lord, our beliefs are no different than the demons. Recognizing, obeying, and submitting to Jesus’ Lordship is what saves us… not just believing or celebrating His resurrection.
As I wrestled with his statements, I thought of a scripture from the gospels that really solidified RC’s point.
Why do you call Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ and do not do what I say? Everyone who comes to Me and hears My words and acts on them, I will show you whom he is like: he is like a man building a house, who dug deep and laid a foundation on the rock; and when a flood occurred, the torrent burst against that house and could not shake it, because it had been well built. But the one who has heard and has not acted accordingly, is like a man who built a house on the ground without any foundation; and the torrent burst against it and immediately it collapsed, and the ruin of that house was great.Luke 6:46-49
On this day we celebrate Christ’s resurrection this easter/resurrection sunday, let us take a look and see if we are letting Him be Lord in our lives and not just someone we believe in.
He is risen.
He IS Lord.