God as Lord

The Creator-creature relation is a covenant relation, a Lord-servant relation.  When the Lord singled out Israel as His special people to be Lord over them in a peculiar way, He was not giving them an absolutely unique status; rather, He was calling them essentially into the status that all men occupy yet fail to acknowledge.

John Frame, The Doctrine of the Knowledge of God (Presbyterian & Reformed, 1987), p. 17.

Frame goes on to describe the “lordship attributes” of God as consisting mainly of control, authority, and personal presence.  As Lord, God is covenant head.  As covenant head, God has transcendent control and authority.  As covenant head, God has immanent presence with his people.

Confess with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord!”

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