This represents a new position and a new relationship with Christ. How very different from that of the old Saul!
Hitherto his life and
activity had been out from himself...what he thought he would do, what
he proposed, purposed, planned, determined, and desired.
Self-determination had been his way of life, although he would have said
that it was done in a good cause-even done for GOD.
What an example
Saul was of the fact that a man’s very best intentions and devotions, in
what he believes to be God’s interests, may yet be doing GOD the
greatest disservice and he himself be totally blind to the fact.
We see here, then, that one thing is a clear evidence of a life truly
acceptable to GOD; it is the absolute LORDSHIP of Jesus Christ.
first used that word, “LORD”, at his conversion; it came out
spontaneously when he realized that Jesus lives!
From that moment Jesus
was his LORD, his Master.
We know from his life afterward how utter was
that surrender and change of government.
Everything from that hour was
on the basis of “What wilt Thou?”
Yes, it is the hall-mark of a true Christian life when, with the same
inward realization and abandonment, we say to Jesus, “LORD”, and
thenceforth have our whole lives governed by Him as Master.
~T. Austin Sparks~