Believe in your heart, confess with your mouth!

Scripture reading for June 26th:  Romans 10

“Brothers, my heart’s desire and prayer to God for the Israelites is that they may be saved.  For I can testify about them that they are zealous for God, but their zeal is not based on knowledge.  Since they did not know the righteousness that comes from God and sought to establish their own, the did not submit to God’s righteousness.  Christ is the end of the law so that there may be righteousness for everyone who believes.”  

Paul prayed for the salvation of his Jewish brothers and sisters!  He personally knew their zeal for God, having himself been so zealous that he persecuted Christians and had them arrested and even killed.  His own zeal was not in accordance with personal knowledge of Christ.  He sought to establish his own righteousness by zealously keeping the law and standing against Christ.  This changed when he personally met Christ and acknowledged His Lordship!

Paul explained the way of Jesus to his own brothers and to us as well.  “”The word is near you; it is in your mouth and in your heart,”  that is, the word of faith we are proclaiming;  That if you confess with your mouth “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heat that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved.  For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you confess and are saved.  As the Scripture says, “Anyone who trusts in Him will never be put to shame.””  (Romans 10:8-11)

The way of Jesus is so simple!  We believe in our heart and confess with our mouth that Jesus is Lord!  Have you believed this simple word of God?  Today is the best day to respond in faith!  You will never be sorry!

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