by John Michalak
Don’t marvel at this, for the hour comes, in which all that are in the tombs will hear his voice, and will come out; those who have done good, to the resurrection of life; and those who have done evil, to the resurrection of judgment.
Is Jesus the tender Shepherd? Yes. Is He the humble Servant? Of course. Is Jesus our friend and guide? He is.
But, Jesus is also Lord. And not just a supervisor or administrative authority. He is God the Son, the Lord Almighty, Creator of heaven and earth. While thankfully, Jesus is full of understanding compassion and care for our lives, He is also our Lord and Master, the Judge over all creation.
No one comes to the Father, but through Jesus. And one day, Jesus will judge the world for how they viewed Him or didn’t view Him, how they responded to His call for salvation or how they didn’t respond. And for what they did with His gift of salvation once they had it. We will all have to answer for whether we made the choice to believe in Jesus as Lord and Master and live our lives for Him.
How you live for Jesus depends on how you see Him. Live for Him as our humble Shepherd and friend. But, also live for Him as Lord and Master.
Pray: Lord, I surrender my life to You now as Lord and Master of my life. Amen.