“For to this end Christ died and lived again, that he might be the Lord both of the dead and of the living” (Romans 14:9, ESV).
Jesus is Lord. Paul brings the saving death and resurrection of Christ to bear on the issue of Christians disagreeing over external practices, such as fasting and special days. Believers must remember that they belong to Christ in life and death—for He died for them and rose again. This means that we should not judge others over disputable practices, but also that we should bear in mind the Lordship of Christ over our whole selves.
Live in light of the lordship of Christ. He is risen, and He is Lord of all. A life lived before Him, given over to Him, is the secret of joy and peace amid the troubles and burdens of this world. But Jesus will carry us through all of this life, and even beyond the doors of death—for He has risen, and He is Lord of all.