Many people have no problem accepting Jesus as their SAVIOR: (save me from unwed pregnancy, save me from contracting an STD, save me from child support, save me from serving time in jail, save me from losing my job, save me from debt, save me from being evicted out of my house, save me from failing this class, save me from losing my marriage/relationship, save me from this speeding ticket, save me from over dosing, save me from the due consequences of my actions, save me from hell);
but, they do not want to accept Jesus as their LORD: (live in me, sit on the throne of my heart, have dominion over my life, order my steps according to your word, take control over my finances, ordain my relationships for me, establish my career and business paths, have a tight reign over my tongue and over my decisions, be my first, last and everything, use me for your glory, if your presence doesn’t go before me I’m not moving, where you tell me to go I’ll go, what you tell me to say I’ll say, what you tell me to do I’ll do, for you I live and for you I die).
You can’t accept Jesus as Savior but not accept him as Lord, also. It’s a two for one special. You have to accept him as both or neither at all!
“Therefore let all the house of Israel know with certainty that God has made this Jesus, whom you crucified, both Lord and Messiah!” -Acts 2:36
“You know the message God sent to the people of Israel, announcing the good news of peace through Jesus Christ, who is Lord of all.” -Acts 10:36
“Why do you call Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ and do not do what I say?” -Luke 6:46