Sunday, July 7, 2019
Oh how I love the Book of Romans. When we apply it to our lives, we become a powerful force and the Devil begins to sweat every morning when we get out of bed. Today let us consider these two verses: “That if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. For with the heart one believes unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.” Romans 10:9-10
Oh what great power and promise we have in God’s Word. Here in these two verses is the most foundational lesson in the importance and power of faith’s confession found anywhere in the Bible. This principle is established at the very beginning of our life in Christ.
Just as salvation (God’s righteous working in our behalf) is appropriated by our heart belief and our spoken confession, so is His continuing working in our lives is advanced by the same means. It should be noted that the word “confess” has the connotation of “a biding public declaration by which a legal relation is contractually established.” Thus, as our words “contract” from our side the salvation God has fully provided from His Son’s saving work and power, so we have a principle for all of life.
Beginning in the spirit of saving faith, let us grow in active faith – believing in God’s mighty power for all our needs. So let us speak with our lips what our hearts received and believe of the many promises in His Word. Let us accept God’s “contracts” for all our need by endowing them with our confessed belief – just as when we were saved.
You are loved, Pastor Don