46 Why do you call Me, Lord, Lord, and do not [practice] what I tell you?
Luke 6:46 AMPC
Why Do You Call Jesus Lord?
Jesus says something that is very convicting in Luke 6. He says, "Why do you call me Lord, Lord and DO not the things I say?" WOW! Jesus is saying, why do we call Him our Ruler, Master, and Owner and not obey the things that He says. I remember back a couple years ago how this Scripture was convicting. I was preparing to speak at a Men's Bible Study and I was asking the Lord what do you want me to talk about? The whole night in my sleep this Scripture was being repeated to me over and over. When I woke up in the morning, I knew exactly what He wanted me to share.
20 Teaching them to observe everything that I have commanded you,
Matthew 28:20 AMPC
At the men's Bible Study I went through the commands of Jesus in Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John. It was very powerful because so many Christians do not know what Jesus commands. The words of the Apostle Paul are taught more than the commands of Jesus. If we call Jesus our Master, then we NEED to TEACH what He commanded us to teach.
We will ALL stand before the Judgement Seat of Christ and the Lord will ask us, "Did you teach what I commanded you to teach?" As His servant I want to say yes. He will also ask, "Did you obey what I commanded?" As His servant I want to say yes. I believe Jesus meant every word that He said.
10 For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ; that every one may receive the things done in his body, according to that he hath done, whether it be good or bad.
11 Knowing therefore the terror of the Lord, we persuade men; but we are made manifest unto God; and I trust also are made manifest in your consciences.
2 Corinthians 5:10-11 KJV
27 For the Son of man shall come in the glory of his Father with his angels; and then he shall reward every man according to his works.
Matthew 16:27 KJV
Remember, Jesus is our Lord, NOT the Apostle Paul. We will be Judged according to the Words of our Master, Jesus.
Do not be deceived by misinterpreting what Paul says. Peter has warned all of us to be careful.
We NEED to follow Jesus and His Words!
16 Speaking of this as he does in all of his letters. There are some things in those [epistles of Paul] that are difficult to understand, which the ignorant and unstable twist and misconstrue to their own utter destruction, just as [they distort and misinterpret] the rest of the Scriptures.
17 Let me warn you therefore, beloved, that knowing these things beforehand, you should be on your guard, lest you be carried away by the error of lawless and wicked [persons and] fall from your own [present] firm condition [your own steadfastness of mind].
2 Peter 3:16-17 AMPC