Master and Lord (or) Lord and Master


John 13:13-14 records a very interesting by deliberate and purposeful reversal by Jesus who is speaking to his disciples.

Verse 13 reads – Ye call me Master and Lord: and ye say well; for so I am
Verse 14 reads – If I then, your Lord and Master , have washed your feet, ye also ought to wash one another’s feet.

Did you catch it? The first time (verse 13) Jesus acknowledge what the disciples are calling him, Master and then Lord, but then the second time (verse 14), he makes a deliberate yet very profound and purposeful reversal, that He is first Lord and then Master when he says, If I then, your Lord and Master.

Point(s) to Ponder:
Jesus has to be first Lord of our lives, and only then can he be our Master. Is he yours? How are you going to address him – Master and Lord (or) Lord and Master? Think about it.