There has always been, I suppose, a disconnect between theory and reality. We hear it in political conversations when candidates (or supporters) announce how something should be “fixed” and compare their “fix” to the reality when the “fixer” is elected to office.
We hear people declare that “Islam is a religion of peace,” but hear too often of murders and bombings taking place “in the name of Allah.” True, there are religious zealots roaming around claiming connection to most all religious groups, but so many claiming that their “god” allows/commands/demands such seems pretty widespread on this one.
But then we come to those claiming Jesus as their Lord. Claiming a “lord” requires focused obedience. It requires a “speak lord, thy servant heareth” approach to everything. When I claim His Lordship, yet think and behave according to my own thinking, I become the poster child for the great disconnect.
“Why do you call me ‘Lord, Lord,’ and not do what I tell you?” (Luke 6:46 ESV)
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