|Posted by byfwc on August 12, 2009 at 10:24 AM|
And why call ye me, Lord, Lord, and do not the things which I say? 47 Whosoever cometh to me, and heareth my sayings, and doeth them, I will shew you to whom he is like: 48 He is like a man which built an house, and digged deep, and laid the foundation on a rock: and when the flood arose, the stream beat vehemently upon that house, and could not shake it: for it was founded upon a rock. 49 But he that heareth, and doeth not, is like a man that without a foundation built an house upon the earth; against which the stream did beat vehemently, and immediately it fell; and the ruin of that house was great.
These verses in the book of Luke speak to me about some of the benefits we receive from the Lordship of Jesus Christ.
1) The benefit of stability
Anytime we submit to the Lordship of Jesus, our houses will not be blown away when the winds come, because we have submitted ourselves to him, we are placed on a rock that will not shake or waver, but will be solid and stable.
2) The benefit of security
The word Lord means owner, which mean when we submit our lives to him, he is obligated to take care of us. Just like a land lord takes care of his property, we are the property of the Lord Jesus Christ, and he will take care of us.
3) The benefit of satisfaction
When we continue to surrender to his Lordship we will continually be satisfied with his goodness. We will not be like others that try to get satisfaction by their own efforts, but instead we will find fulfillment in knowing that what we are building for the Lord will stand.
Oh how the Lord satisfies us!
Pastor John J. Tatum