I came across this verse tonight when I was looking up “Lordship”. Luke 6: 46
KJV-And why call ye me Lord, Lord and do not the things which I say?
ESV-Why do you call me, Lord, Lord, but do not do what I tell you?
NIV-Why do you call me, Lord, Lord and do not do what I say?
Just made me think, how guilty am I of that? Calling on God, acknowledging him to be my father but not always fully obeying his word.
As a parent, my children call out to me and sometimes don’t do what I say and I know how it made and makes me feel. But, in that relationship part of the not obeying is them moving into adulthood, wanting to make their own decisions, so somewhat expected.
But the relationship with God it is different, he is our creator, gives us the ability to move, breath and have our being. Just thinking about that makes me sad that I struggle at times with walking out each and every aspect of my life, each day, each moment in total surrender to him. I realize we have all and do sin, but I’m not just talking about when we knowingly do wrong, what about when we just don’t do right? We don’t pray like we ought and we don’t help another person out when they are in need and we have abundance. So is our “Lord, Lord selfish? Is it just because we know who he is and what he can do for us? If I was to be in his presence right now and he asked me, Why do you call me, Lord, Lord and do not do what I say, I don’t know how I would answer.
How would you?