Monday, January 12, 2009

The Great Inevitable Conclusion

You will come to this conclusion.
It is inevitable and only a matter of time.

There are only two questions.
How long will it take you to realize this?
What are the consequences of waiting too long?

It is clearly stated in Scripture, At the name of Jesus every knee shall bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue will confess that Jesus Christ is Lord to the glory of God the Father. (Philippians 2:11)

Someday you will conclude that Jesus is Lord.

The word Lord means:
the supreme ruler
he to whom a person or thing belongs and about which he has power of deciding
master
owner
the one who has control.

Someday every single person will reach that conclusion. From the vilest despot to the world's sweetest "little old lady" and even to you, all will bow and make this confession.

We will all confess that He is Lord-
and if He is Lord, than we are not...

But we want to be.
We act like we are - in control, in charge, the supreme ruler of our own lives. We feel that things often happen because we made them to, we worked hard for the recognition, position and power. We are lord.

"Every tongue shall confess that Jesus Christ is Lord."

So will that be your confession now or later?

To acknowledge Christ's lordship now is to come to the realization that not only is He in charge and in control but that He is also the one responsible to take care of you. You will journey through this life with peace (Isaiah 26:3,4) because ultimately it's all up to the Master and He is the One deals with what troubles you.

Or will you wait for later?
Because you have a better idea of how to run your life?
If you've been around the block, even only once, you already know that there are some decisions you've made in your running your life that in hindsight you realize were terrible. To wait until later is to struggle through this world alone, to feel in your spirit that "if it must be, it's up to me!" and that is wearisome.

Someday you will realize that the earth is the Lord's and everything in it. The world and all its people belong to Him. Psalms 24:1. You will make that confession. And this verse is not merely for those who are unbelievers; it applies to us who claim the name of Christ.

You may know Jesus as your Savior but do you acknowledge that He is Lord?
Of your life?
Of your decisions?
Of your actions?
Of your thoughts?
Of your future?

Someday you will confess that Jesus is Lord.
Will that be today?

1 comment:

Becky said...

There is nothing like being convinced of something and writing about it one day and then being totally convicted by your own words the next! God is so faithful that He never stops working in our lives!