Blessed is the King who comes in the name of the Lord! —Luke 19:38
The triumphal entry of Jesus into Jerusalem a few days before His death focused attention on Christ as Lord. When Jesus sent His disciples to get the colt He was to ride, He instructed them to tell its owners, “The Lord has need of it” (Luke 19:31). And when the crowds shouted their praise, they quoted Psalm 118:26, saying, “Blessed is the King who comes in the name of the Lord!” (Luke 19:38).
Jesus is Lord. His is “the name which is above every name” (Philippians 2:9). The word Lord refers to His sovereignty. He is the King, and every believer in Him is a member of His kingdom.
We make Jesus the Lord of our lives by bowing to His authority as King. This means we live in obedience to Him. Don’t be like the man who claimed to be a Christian but chose to live in sin. When his minister confronted him, he glibly replied, “Don’t worry, pastor. It’s okay. I’m just a bad Christian.”
It’s not okay. Not at all! Not for a member of Christ’s kingdom (Luke 6:43-49).
On this Palm Sunday, make sure you’re honoring Him
David C. Egner
Worthy is God of our worship,
Worthy is He of our praise;
Magnify Him with thanksgiving—
Gladly our voices we raise.
To follow Christ is to take Him as your Savior and your Lord.