Romans 10:9 That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God has raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.
I love to read the Word of God for many reasons. The foremost reason is for its message of redemption. There are many more reasons, but today I would like to ask you to think with me about the exactness of the Bible. We will see where God gives us exact steps to follow, and thus he assures us of exact results
In the verse quoted above, you see a perfect example of what I love. The Bible gives me strength, assurance, and a sense of “I (God) said it, that settles it”–the issue is done, settled, no questions necessary. The Bible says thou shalt be saved.
If you look with me at the major aspects of the verse, they are specific and very logical. Man has the problem so he must take the first step in becoming a part of the work already done on the cross. We must confess with our mouth that we are guilty of the sin that we are accused of by God. This is called repentance. We see our sin as God sees it.
Our Anchor, the one we openly confess as God is Jesus Christ. This open confession requires a relationship with him and a reliance on His ability at all times. This confession is not halfhearted or shallow. We must accept stated truth in the Bible, believe in thine heart. The word heart here among other things includes our intellect, thought process, center of spiritual life, our passions, our will, and more. This is where we get a new direction or a new way or better yet a new life. John 10:28a, And I give unto them eternal life and they shall never perish.
We are given one more requirement in our verse and that is to believe that the resurrection of Christ was a victory over sin, death, and the grave. When these factors come together in a life, we have God’s promise, thou shalt be saved. For me, it is a done deal–no questions, no if’s, ands or buts. God is spoken His word; I love the simplicity.
If you’re saved today, you can rejoice with me. Dear friend, if you are not saved, I challenge you to read the Word of God and trust Christ as your Savior. If we can help you in any way call us at 757-424-4673.