“For so an entrance will be supplied to you abundantly into the everlasting kingdom of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.”
of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ
Note this title for our Lord; it is His full title. He is both Lord God and Savior.
Mt 1:21, “And she will bring forth a Son, and you shall call His name Jesus, for He will save His people from their sins.”
Second Peter is the only book in the New Testament that calls Jesus Christ “Lord and Savior,” and it names Him that four times (2 Pe 2:20; 3:2,18).
Note the order of His titles. First and foremost, He is Lord God. He has the right to be King over our lives. He has rights over our family, career, business, sex life, and domestic life. It is illegitimate if we have any area of living that we do not submit to King Jesus. We submit everything we have and own to Him.
We dare not say to the Lord, “Here are all the keys of my life, except one. That key is not yours; it’s mine. I lock you out of that area of my life.” When we crown Him King of our lives, we crown Him Lord of all. We give Him the keys to every room of our lives. He must have access to the kitchen as well as the bedroom. He is Lord.
Co 1:18, “And He is the head of the body, the church, who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, that in all things He may have the preeminence.”
Jesus has the right to be preeminent over our lives.
What is your estimation of Jesus as the Lord of your life? Do you think He is worthy to be your King? He should be the King of our home. He is the divine Umpire of our families. It does not do any good to argue with the Umpire. He is the ultimate divine Arbitrator between husbands and wives. There is nothing wrong with His calls on our lives. He is not prejudiced toward us. He possesses all the facts and understands the unseen components we do not see.
If you do not know Jesus as your Lord and Savior, He will not only save your soul, but He will also salvage your life. He will call the shots. If we quarterback and coach our own lives, we will lose the spiritual way.