“So let everyone in Israel know for certain that God has made this Jesus, whom you crucified, to be both Lord and Messiah!” (Acts 2:36)
Origins: From the Hebrew ‘adon; at times rendering God’s name Yahweh as LORD. In Greek kurios
Meaning: Someone who is owner, master, boss; having control over people and places and events. A respectful title like “sir”
Usage: “Lord” is used as a title of respect toward people and God. It is also used to describe God in the Old Testament and by Jesus’ disciples as their Master. After the resurrection it was used to refer to Jesus as God with power and authority over all.
Calling Jesus “Lord” is a confession of belief that He is God, and loyalty to Him, and a claim to be a disciple.
If your life is not focused on obeying Jesus then repent and change your focus.
Honour and worship Him as the supreme authority in your life (1 Peter 3:15).
Submit to your master and do His will in every area of conduct, relationships, time use, talents, and treasure (Matthew 7:21). Unless He is Lord of all He is not Lord at all.
Take comfort and strength in knowing Him as the Lord of all. He is in control of all that comes into your life (1 Corinthians 15:58).
Imitate Him. Become like Him in your character (1 Peter 1:15-16).