is God going to tell me what to do?
How often do we hear this question coming out of the mouths of Christ-followers?
The fact is – God has already told us what to do. In his word. And its specific.
The Sermon on the Mount in Matthew is full of directions for everything. Jesus tells us how to handle eating, what we wear, giving, praying, our treasures, our worries, our relationships, lies, grace, our enemies and our faith.
What else do we need to know?
At the end of the sermon, Jesus says, ” Why do you call me ‘Lord, Lord’ but do not do as I say?”
Jesus is asking us that same question today. He has told us what he wants us to know and do – are we doing it? He’s not our Lord is we’re aren’t growing in our obedience to him. We’ll never be 100% obedient this side of heaven BUT – do we have a daily desire to become more Christ-like? Do we have daily disciplines in our lives that open up our minds and hearts to God’s transforming power?
If our answer is yes, then we can call Jesus ‘Lord’.