(1) ‘lord’ in small letters is someone who has authority. Someone that other people respect. — (2) ‘Lord’ with a capital ‘L’ is a name for God or Jesus in the Bible. Lord means someone who is above all other things. Someone with authority. We call God or Jesus Lord when we obey them. — (3) ‘LORD’ in capital letters is a special name for God. It is the name that God gave for himself to the Jews in the Old Testament .