Questions that Jesus asked
21 “Not everyone who calls out to me, ‘Lord! Lord!’ will enter the Kingdom of Heaven. Only those who actually do the will of my Father in heaven will enter.
46 And why call ye me, Lord, Lord, and do not the things which I say?
I was invited to speak to a group of young adults last Saturday and during the introductions it was the usual “My name is James Okumu and Jesus Christ is my Lord and savior” But later on I was thinking; “Is He really Lord over my life? Have I made Him Lord over everything or are there some areas I am still holding on to?”
Jesus asked some pretty direct and hard questions and this is one of them.
“Why do you keep calling me ‘Lord, Lord!’ when you don’t do what I say?”
If you are not doing what He says then you have not made him Lord of your life and all you are doing is giving lip service. Talk is cheap and no wonder Jesus did tell us in the previous verse that in the same way you identify a tree by its fruit, you can also identify people by their actions. The next verse is a verse that brings the fear of God in my life.
22 On judgment day many will say to me, ‘Lord! Lord! We prophesied in your name and cast out demons in your name and performed many miracles in your name.’ 23 But I will reply, ‘I never knew you. Get away from me, you who break God’s laws.’
Remember this is part of what we call The Sermon on the Mount. Jesus was talking to people who were following him people who have come to listen to Him, the “church goers” of that time.
This is a question to you and I who go to church every Sunday caring our bibles and looking so holy yet we keep lying, Jesus would ask; “Why do you keep calling me ‘Lord, Lord!’ when you don’t do what I say?”
The question is to you and I who go to church every Sunday yet we are sleeping around the rest of the week, Jesus would ask; “Why do you keep calling me ‘Lord, Lord!’ when you don’t do what I say?”
The question is to you and I who God to church every week and yet we are not making any disciples and neither do we have plans to make any we think that is the pastors job, Jesus would ask; “Why do you keep calling me ‘Lord, Lord!’ when you don’t do what I say?”
The list could go on and on but bottom line and challenge to you and I today is this; If we are to call Jesus Lord then we must obey what he says and not just what we like. Yes we will fall from time to time because the sinful nature is waging war with the Spirit man inside us but let us keep running to Him each time every time because His grace is sufficient.