As Selwyn states, for the last few days we have been considering the answer to the question: ‘What is the master key doctrine in the Scriptures?’ Selwyn says: “The answer is this: the Lordship of Christ. When we acknowledge that Jesus is not only Saviour but Lord then we have the integrating point of our faith and our behaviour. This is a truth which the Church of today needs to stress more clearly.”
He goes on to say that: “If we say we believe Christ is Lord but do not rely on His strength to enable us to do what He calls us to do then we are merely paying lip service. Let me remind you of a statement I have used many times before: if we do not crown Him Lord of all, we do not crown Him Lord at all.”
Some, who are young in their faith, may be worried by this statement of Selwyns, as they may not be sure that all areas of their life are under the Lordship of Jesus.Â The important aspect is that they intend, as soon as they become more aware of those areas which need to be brought into line, that they enthusiasticly do so. It is important to always be aware that you are not depending on your own strength alone – the Holy Spirit is continuously working with you to lead you to righteousness in His perfect way and time.
The prayer for today is also direct and to the point: “O Father, I don’t want to be an insubordinate member of Your Church. Yet, that is what I am when I merely pay lip service to the truth of your Lordship. Help me put my words into action. In Jesus’ name I ask it. Amen.”