Adonai (Lord and Master)
Hello my friend! I am so glad you are joining me again today.
I love history! A few years ago, I was reading a book about Abraham Lincoln. According to the story, Abraham Lincoln was traveling and came upon a heart-breaking scene—a slave auction. As he observed the sale of human beings, he noticed a young woman on the auction block. Moved with compassion, he purchased her life as there was no other way to save her. After he had paid for this young woman’s life, he unshackled her hands and feet and said, “You are free to go.”
She was confused. She said, “I am free?” He replied, “Yes”. She continued on with questions, “Am I free to go where I want to go?” He said, “Yes, you are free to go where you want to go.” She queried, “Am I free to do what I want to do?” He again replied, “Yes, you are free to do what you want to do”. She asked again, “Am I free to choose any path I want?” Abraham Lincoln said, “Yes, any path you want.” She then said, “If I can go wherever I want to go, and do whatever I want to do, and choose any path I want to walk, then I choose…to go with you.”
Jesus purchased us with His own blood and now, we can choose to go with Him every day of our lives! This story reminds me of another powerful name of God— Adonai, our Lord and Master. Scripture speaks of our Lord and Master in this way:
“Therefore you are great, O Lord God. For there is none like you, and there is no God besides you, according to all that we have heard with our ears.” (2 Samuel 7:22, NIV)
“Who is like you, O Lord, among the gods? Who is like you, majestic in holiness, awesome in glorious deeds, doing wonders?” (Exodus 15:11, NIV)
“He is the radiance of the glory of God and the exact imprint of his nature, and he upholds the universe by the word of his power. After making purification for sins, he sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high…” (Hebrews 1:3, NIV)
Our Master is powerful and strong, but He is also kind. He loves His own and adopts us into His family. He rules and reigns over all creation and yet, He made the opportunity for us to become His children.
My friend, today again, you have a choice. You can go wherever you want to go. You can do whatever you want to do. You can follow any path you want to walk. You have complete freedom so, use that freedom to GO WITH GOD! Follow His path. Welcome His direction. Be obedient to His call because He is a good Lord and Master, and He will never lead you wrong.
“Adonai, thank You for buying us back. Thank You for setting us free from the slavery of sin. Thank You for allowing us to use this freedom to stay with You. Lord, we submit our lives to You. Would You transform our surrender into a miracle today? We love You and we want to go with You. Amen.”
Take a moment, and thank Adonai for the miracle of your freedom.
You are a miracle!