As I’ve been studying Greek this semester, I’ve noted that it is very interesting to look at the structure of the original language. Although the words may not be in the order we would expect them to be in English, it is still very apparent what the subject and verb of each sentence is. However, beyond the grammer of Greek, I have become more aware of the content of the sentences (that is God’s truths). Some Scriptures that I’ve read again and again are now really meaning more and more to me.
This morning I was reminded during my devotion that humans just sometimes need to see God’s truth in differing ways. Take for instance this passage from 1 Kings 18:39
And when all the people saw it, they fell face down on the ground and cried out, “The Lord – He is God! Yes, the Lord is God!”
This simple statement (The Lord is God) is repeated various times throughout the Bible. And of course we know that if the Bible repeats something it is VERY important.
By this point some of you are thinking:
“duh” – the Lord is God – God is the Lord. What’s surprising about that?
Well, if we look at what being “lord” really means (from dictionary.com):
1. a person who has authority, control, or power over others; a master, chief, or ruler.
Now again – that may not surpise you. But I challenge you. Is God Lord over your life? Who has the authority in your life? Do you take the authority in your own hands?
Or do you allow God to lead your life?
Who is Lord of your life?
If you are making decisions without asking God, then YOU are being lord of your life and that would make YOU your god. Oops – violation of Ten Commandments: “You must not have any other god but me.” Think about that . . .