Lordship and Obedience

As you therefore have received Christ Jesus the Lord, continue to live your lives in him. – Colossians 2:6  

In this particular verse, the Apostle Paul reminded the church that they accepted Christ Jesus, not only as their savior but as their Lord. It meant they had made Christ the Lord and King of their lives. Because Christ ruled in their lives as their King, they should live their lives in obedience to Him, as subjects would typically do for their masters.

This verse also reminds us that when we accepted Christ, we did not only receive His gift of salvation for us but also his Lordship over our lives. Christ must have pre-eminence in each of our lives so that He can direct us and lead us to the right path.

Making Christ your Lord is a decision you make, and it is evident by your obedience to Him. You obey not to avoid being punished or rewarded, but because we love Him, and He is the Lord of your life. Remember Christ is the supreme authority of the entire universe, so it’s right for us to be under His dominion and loving care.