What’s in a Name…if It’s the Lord Jesus Christ?

We don’t often hear the word “lord” applied to people in our culture.  Still, we know what the word means.  What therefore would be the point in calling Jesus Christ your Lord if you are not going to obey Him?  Obeying is the whole point of having a lord, isn’t it?

Is Jesus your Lord?  If so, is this lip service on your part – or do you actually do the things that He says?

Do you know what Jesus wants from you?  Surely, you do!  He wants you to love Him and love others.  You could even say He wants you to love Him by loving others.  Another way to say it is that He wants you to imitate Him.  He left you an example to follow in His steps.  In other words, He practiced what He preaches.  He kept His own commandments.  Therefore, He can either say, “Do as I say,” or “Do as I do,” and either way it will amount to the same thing.

If Jesus is truly your Lord, you will not have to tell other people that you’re submitted to Him.  They will know about it soon enough.

Determine today that you will no longer offer the Lord Jesus Christ pointless lip service.  From now on you will only render the real thing.

Bible notes on this post.

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8 Replies to “What’s in a Name…if It’s the Lord Jesus Christ?”

  1. So who did Jesus pray to? Who resurrected him? Whose voice was that from heaven on at least two occasions that spoke of Jesus being his Son, whom HE had approved and that we should listen to him. Who was the Father in heaven that Jesus was referring to when he was teaching his disciples to pray.

    When Satan wanted Jesus to bow down and do an act of worship to him, Jesus did not refer to himself as to whom Satan was to worship. He told Satan “It is written, ‘It is Jehovah your God you must worship, and it is to him alone you must render sacred service.

    I am all for new understanding but there are just too many references to Jesus and Jehovah being two distinct persons.

  2. You are very attached to the word “Jehovah.” Why?

    And why do you insert it in the verse you quote (Matthew 4:10; Luke 4:8) and the verse it is quoting (Deuteronomy 6:13) when it was not originally there?

    Generally speaking, the New Testament was written in Greek and, when quoting the Old Testament, quotes the Septuagint (the original Greek version of the Scriptures). In these original texts of the Old and New Testaments, neither Jehovah nor its alternatives (Yahweh or YHWH) appear. Instead, the word “Lord” appears.

    If Jesus is content with “Lord” as an adequate translation of YHWH, why shouldn’t we be equally contented?

    YHWH (sometimes rendered as Yahweh, sometimes as Jehovah, sometimes as neither) is a vestige of ancient Hebrew manuscripts about which people debate the spelling, the pronunciation, and the meaning. The New Testament does not enter into any of these debates. Rather, it ends the debates by declaring that the Lord Jesus is “the name above every name” (Philippians 2:9-11; Acts 2:36; 4:12).

  3. Jehovah is God’s name. Jesus is Jehovah’s son, the first of all his creation. The tetragrammaton is used in the Hebrew everywhere Jehovah’s name is used. 

    Why is so difficult for you to accept that Jehovah and Jesus are two different persons? What is it about them being two distinct individuals that interferes with you loving God and Jesus?  

    If God Jehovah loves you and me so much that he gave his son Jesus as a ransom, why can you not accept this?

    1. Do you reject the New Testament?

      In Acts 2, Peter quotes Joel 2: 28-32 and then goes on to declare that “Jesus” is the name of the Lord (see especially verses 21, 36, 38).

      In Philippians 2:9-11, Paul declares Jesus to be Lord, alluding to Isaiah 45:23-25 which says that every knee would bow to the Lord.

      In both these cases, Old Testament references to the tetragrammaton (Jehovah, Yahweh, YHWH, LORD) are applied to Jesus. And this is the case throughout the New Testament. Therefore, if the New Testament gives this Old Testament name to Jesus, who are we to dispute it?

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