lord lôrd/Submit noun 1. someone or something having power, authority, or influence; a master or ruler. "lord of the sea" synonyms: master, ruler, leader, chief, superior, monarch, sovereign, king, emperor, prince, governor, commander, suzerain, liege, liege lord More exclamation This word is used over 600 times in the new testament alone. The word most commonly used in the Greek is kurios. Strongs says - one who has control over you, one you have submitted to. In Luke 4:8; Jesus tells Satan about the Lord. Rom 10:9; that if you confess with your mouth Jesus as Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved; Rom 10:10; for with the heart a person believes, resulting in righteousness, and with the mouth he confesses, resulting in salvation. Php 2:10; so that at the name of Jesus every knee will bow, of those who are in heaven and on earth and under the earth, Php 2:11; and that every tongue will confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father. We say Jesus is our Lord.... Luke 2:11; Php 3:20; 2 Pet 1:11; 2 Pet 3:18; etc... But is He... really?? Do you obey Him? Always? usually? sometimes? rarely? never? Rom 10:9; and Php 2:11; talk about confessing with your mouth.. saying the words "out loud" with your tongues. Maybe this isn't a requirement, but even if it isn't, why wouldn't you do it? Do you have a boss at work? Do you obey Him? Always? usually? sometimes? rarely? never? Usually if you don't obey them most of the time.. you aren't kept around getting a paycheck. I was in the military for a while, we had sergeants, and officers,. We said yes sir, and no sir. If you ever disobeyed an order, you would be disciplined. Depending on the order you could be imprisoned. If you did this two or three times you could be court-marshaled and kicked out of the military. Why would you obey your boss but not Jesus? Especially if you say He is your Lord. Luke 6:46; “Why do you call Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ and do not do what I say? Luke 6:47; Everyone who comes to Me and hears My words and acts on them, I will show you whom he is like: Jesus goes on to speak about those who listen and obey... and those who don't.