Set apart Christ as Lord!
But in your hearts, set apart Christ as Lord. (1 Peter 3:15a)
A lot of fear exists out in the world. People fear the unknown AND the known. People fear sickness, disease, and viruses.
People fear doing good deeds for others only to have those good deeds rejected. What do you fear?
The world can be a scary place, and if you have ever read Revelation, it is not going to get better. As time moves on, things will get worse, and fear can become the norm. How do believers react? Believers will set apart Christ as Lord. Why is this so significant for believers?
Because Christ is Lord, he assured you cannot lose. You have victory over fear! He won this victory by giving up his life and taking it up again. Think about everything people fear…those things cannot undo what Christ the Lord has accomplished for you! No matter how many disasters you face, Jesus is still Lord.
He is in complete control, and he will bring you to his side. The devil, the world, and your sinful flesh cannot undo what Christ the Lord has finished. Your sin and guilt are gone, and Christ the Lord gifted you with his righteousness. Heaven is open to you!
Every time you set apart Christ as Lord, you remind yourself and others that Jesus won complete and total victory over fear. You will become a beacon of hope to those who live in fear. Your Lord will use you to bring the victory to them. This is why you will want to set apart Christ as Lord!
Prayer: Our Lord Jesus Christ, help us to set you apart in our hearts as Lord so that we have confidence in the face of fear. Give us opportunities to point others who are full of fear to your victory. In your name we pray. Amen.