Tuesday, January 11, 2022
Romans 10:9-10 “…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.”
Paul makes the message of the gospel clear: that if we hold to the authenticity of Jesus, and trust in His resurrection, we will be saved from our sins. “Confessing with our mouths” means that we do not hesitate to speak the truth about Christ. If we don’t stick to what we believe, our words are meaningless.
But believing “in our hearts” that Jesus was raised from the dead isn’t simply believing that He was resurrected, either. After all, God brought many people back to life throughout the Bible. Instead, this is a firm belief in the fact that Christ conquered death, sealing His sacrifice for all of humanity. He showed us that death no longer has any hold over us, and those who believe can look forward to eternity with a loving God who has forgiven us.