Tag: Romans 10:8-11

Believing the Word: Confessing Christ!

Scripture reading for June 26th:  Romans 10, Psalm 127, Proverbs 3

Key Scriptures:  Romans 10: 8-11 “But what does it say?  “The Word is near you, in your mouth and in your heart” (that is, the Word of faith that we proclaim); because, if you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved.  For with the heart one believes and is justified, and with the mouth one confesses and is saved.  For the Scripture says, “Everyone who believes in Him will not be put to shame.””

Faith comes by hearing the Word of God concerning Jesus Christ.  When we choose to put our trust in Jesus and His death and resurrection, faith has entered our heart and with our mouths we confess the truth: “Jesus is Lord.”  Everyone who believes is saved on the level ground of faith.  God is impartial and true to His Word!

Faith confession:  I believe in my heart that Jesus is the Christ, Son of God and that He offered His sinless life on the cross for me and for the sins of all the world.  I believe He died and was buried and rose again the third day.  “Jesus is Lord” is my testimony and confession of my mouth.

Faith Confession:  I believe in the One True God, Jesus Christ, Creator of all mankind and my Creator and Father.  I know there is a day of appointed judgment set by God for all mankind.  Without repentance and faith in Jesus no one can stand at the judgment.

Psalm 3:5-6 “Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding.  In all your ways acknowledge Him; and He will make straight your paths.”  

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Believe and Confess!

Scripture reading for June 26th:  Job 11-14, Romans 10

Key Scriptures: Romans 10:8-11  “But what does it say?  “The word is near you, in your mouth and in your heart” (that is, the word of faith that we proclaim); because, if you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved.  For with the heart one believes and is justified, and with the mouth one confesses and is saved for the Scripture says, “Everyone who believes in Him will not be put to shame.”  

Faith gives all men a pathway to salvation.  You hear the Word of God concerning the life, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead.  With your mouth you confess “Jesus is Lord” and are saved.  Job of ancient times longed to be justified and sought it by faith.

Job 14:14-15 “If a man dies, shall he live again?  All the days of my service I would wait, till my renewal should come.  You would call, and I would answer you; you would long for the work of your hands.”  

Prayer:  Lord, thank You for the simplicity of salvation by faith.  Open doors today for me to proclaim this glorious truth!  Amen.

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Thankful for Faith’s Confession!

Scripture reading for November 21st:  Romans 10-13

Key Scriptures:  Romans 10:8-11  “But what does it say?  “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 heart 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.”  

Paul continues to teach the simplicity of faith to his fellow Jews.  Using background from Deuteronomy, Paul quotes Scripture to seek to see his brothers and sisters come to the simplicity of faith.  It involves the heart where the choice to believe God’s word takes place.  It is confirmed by the mouth where the confession of “Jesus is Lord” is spoken in faith held by the heart.  All who put trust in Jesus Christ will never be put to shame!  Hallelujah!

The simplicity of faith:  “Now what I am commanding you today is not too difficult for you or beyond your reach.  It is not up in heaven, so that you have to ask, “Who will ascend into heaven to get it and proclaim it to us so we may obey it?”  Nor is it beyond the sea, so that you have to ask, “Who will cross the sea to get it and proclaim it to us so we may obey it?”  No, the word is very near you; it is in your mouth and in your heart so you may obey it.”  (Deuteronomy 30:11-14)

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The desire for a King!

Scripture reading for March 19th: 1st Samuel 9-12

The Israelites had demanded a king like the other nations.  (1st Samuel 8:4-5)  God’s people already had a King with the Lord!  It was the latest fad!  But God already knew this would happen and told Moses about it 400 plus years earlier! (Deuteronomy 16:14-20)  God knew man’s deepest need was a relationship Him.  He is working to bring about His purposes and sometimes lets us have what we want in order to give us what we need.

God chose Saul, a person who stood above all the others, as Israel’s first king. (1st Samuel 10:23-24)  As Samuel anointed him, the Spirit of the Lord came upon Saul and he began to prophesy. (1st Samuel 10:1, 9-11)  Samuel introduced him to the nation and the people shouted,  “Long live the king!”  But this first king would soon fail to obey and honor the Lord and fall under God’s judgment.  The people would suffer under his leadership!  Human “kings” almost always give us trouble and grief.  There is only One who rightfully can be the King in our life–Jesus Christ the Lord!

Today, if you don’t have a King, please ask the Lord to be your King!  God will hear the cry of your heart.  Confess to Him your sin and renounce any idols in your life.  Believe in Jesus Christ as God’s Son and the only sacrifice for sin.  He died for our sins and rose again from the dead.  He is coming back as King of Kings!  Only those who make Him their King by faith will be ready to welcome Him!

“But what does it say? “The word is near you; it is in your mouth and in your heart.”  That is the word of faith that we are proclaiming: that if you confess with your mouth,”Jesus is Lord” and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved.  For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and with your mouth  that you confess and are saved. Anyone who trusts in Him will never be put to shame.” (Romans 10:8-11)

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