MATTHEW 7:21_that saith unto me Lord, Lord…
Jesus says these not everyones are calling Him Lord, which is His proper title—from birth. Luke 2:11(KJV), “For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord.”
Using Jesus’ title of Lord is a form of praise. Praise comes from a heart overflowing with love and admiration. Love that flows from one heart to another in order to:
Send a message you have been blessed by actions, words, or deeds,
Say, “I’m on your side.”
The ultimate flow of praise from one heart to another is to say, “I want to be like you.”
Romans 10:9 (KJV) tells us the primary reason Jesus is Lord, “That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.”
There is another way that Jesus’ title of Lord could be used—a form of flattery. Flattery comes from a heart overflowing with self-centeredness, which flows for only one reason—to get what it wants from the recipient. It has nothing to do with love, respect, or admiration.
It has to do with, “You possess what I want, I don’t have the means of obtaining it without you, so I’ll appeal to your ego.”
Lord of Lords, I desire to praise You as the Lord who saves the lost. In the powerful name of Jesus, Amen.
Christ is Lord of Heaven and Earth—I believe, He saves!