Mark 12:30 (NLT) “My Lord and My God!” Thomas exclaimed.
The term “Lord” carried a weightier meaning in first-century Christianity than today. Caesar demanded that people refer to him as their Lord—one with final power and authority and influence, ruler over everything. So when Thomas made this declaration to Jesus, his statement of belief indicated total surrender to Jesus as the one with final power and authority and influence, ruler over everything in his life. Do we claim Jesus as Lord but then compartmentalize Him as we do with other areas of our life? If so then we misunderstand the kind of faith to which Jesus calls us (Mark 12:30). He wants to be Lord over our growth and development, our relationships, our finances, our future and more. When Jesus is at the center of our affections (not an add-on) we experience ongoing transformation in all the various spokes of our lives. Do you call Jesus “Lord”?