27 Apr Acts 2:36; Acts 10:36
36 Therefore let all the house of Israel know for certain that God has made Him both Lord and Christ—this Jesus whom you crucified.”
36 The word which He sent to the sons of Israel, preaching peace through Jesus Christ (He is Lord of all)—
I think it is important to understand that the basis of Christ’s Lordship is not our recognition of it nor our endorsement of it, but on the declaration that God has made Him Lord. It is the central point of Peter’s first gospel sermon, “God has made this Jesus, whom you crucified, both Lord and Messiah” and He declared the same to the Gentiles when He said that God announced the Good News of peace through Jesus Christ who is Lord of all. Lordship means ownership. If Christ is your Lord, you should willingly give Him complete submission and obedience. It is in the nature of humans to sometimes claim to have given more than we have. We want to be seen as better than we actually are, but we cannot do that with God. In Acts 5 a couple said they had given more to God than they actually had and were punished on the spot. Jesus asked, “Why do you call me Lord and do not do what I say?” Again, He said that many will claim faithful works of service in His name and He will say depart from Me. We need the help of the Holy Spirit to remain faithful to the Lordship of Christ. Do not withhold your life from His sovereign control.