Jesus is LordMarriage.


These two words are not always seen together but as a follower of Christ, they are interconnected.

The lordship of Christ matters for your marriage.

If Christ is Lord of your life, then He has all authority (Matt. 28:18)

Remember last week’s post on break-through faith from Luke 7:1-10?

The centurion recognized Jesus’ authority and that increased His faith.  In fact, the centurion’s faith “wowed” Jesus (Lk. 7:9)

Rewind, just a few verses to Luke 6:46-49, and hear some of Jesus’ teaching concerning His lordship.  It is a familiar passage that even has a kids song which may be familiar to you!

“Why do you call me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ and do not do what I say? 47 As for everyone who comes to me and hears my words and puts them into practice, I will show you what they are like. 48 They are like a man building a house, who dug down deep and laid the foundation on rock. When a flood came, the torrent struck that house but could not shake it, because it was well built. 49 But the one who hears my words and does not put them into practice is like a man who built a house on the ground without a foundation. The moment the torrent struck that house, it collapsed and its destruction was complete.” (NIV)

Jesus confronts the issue that Christians can face if one doesn’t solidly build on the foundation of Jesus’ lordship.

Have you made the mistake of saying “Lord, Lord” and then not doing the things that Jesus says?

I have.

It is easy to place self and selfish desires above the Lordship of Christ in my life, especially when I feel wounded, justified or right in my thinking.

If Jesus is Lord of my life then I am building my life (therefore, my marriage and everything else) on the foundation of the Rock (Christ Jesus).

Jesus says the man {and woman} who does this has a foundation that won’t shake because it was well built!

The fruits of Christ’s lordship in a believer’s life are many.  When we make Christ Lord of our life then we know our foundation is firm and sure.

Things come along and threaten us, blow against us and look like they might over-flood us.

But we can have faith in His authority and lordship over it all!

In fact, the lordship of Christ is a gift and not a burden.

Matthew 11:28-30 says,

“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. 29 Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. 30 For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.” (NIV)

His Lordship is a relief!

Do you need relief in your marriage today?  In your relationship, in a specific situation?  

Surrender to Christ’s lordship.

Jesus Christ is our Savior and Lord.

His Lordship should have top place in your marriage.

This is possible even if your spouse is not a believer.

Don’t allow your salvation to stop with recognizing your need for a Lord.  Submit to His Lordship.

It is the firm foundation of your very life.

Because it matters.

Humbly submitting to His authority,


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